Dispensed drugs should be appropriately labelled so that the patient can benefit optimally from the use of the drug. Expired drugs should not be dispensed. Correct dispensing ensures that:
• The right patient is served,
• A desired dosage form of the correct drug is given,
• The prescribed dosage and quantity are given,
• The right container that maintains the potency of the drugs is used,
• The container is appropriately labelled,
• Clear instructions are delivered verbally to the patient.