In order to get the desired effect of TM/CAM medication therapies it is essential to take them at the correct time, in the right dosage and for the appropriate length of time. Instructions on when to take the medicine (in the morning, mid-day, evening, before, with or after meals etc.), how to take it (with hot or cold drinks, with or without certain foods etc.) and for how long should be provided by the TM/CAM practitioner, and wherever possible clearly displayed on the label/leaflet attached to the medication. It is important to inform consumers about these issues so that they can be properly informed, and if necessary, they can ask their provider for such information (see Annex I).