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Regulations on notice and warning symbols for use of medicines

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The Ministry of Health has issued the Circular No. 01/2018/TT-BYT dated January 18, 2018 on labeling of medicines, medicinal ingredients and drug information leaflets.

This Circular prescribes that notice and warning symbols for use of medicines must be printed on labels and drug information leaflets, including:

- The text line: “Keep out of reach of children”, “Read carefully before use”;

- With regard to prescription medicines:

+ On the label of the outer package: The symbol “Rx” which is inscribed at the upper left corner of medicine name and the text line “prescription medicine”; 

+ On the drug information leaflet: The symbol “Rx” which is inscribed at the upper left corner of medicine name; the text line “This medicine is only administered according to prescription";

- With regard to medicines subject to special control or others:

+ Medicines in the list of toxic drugs must be identified by the warning line "TOXIC DRUG";

+ Medicines in aid or humanitarian relief programs must be identified by the line “Medicines for aid purposes, not for sale”.  

- Other notice and warning symbols for specific medicines:

+ Eye drops or eye wash must be defined by the line “Eye drop” or “Eye wash”;

+ Topical drugs must be defined by the line “Topical drug”, etc.

The Circular No. 01/2018/TT-BYT is set to commence on June 1, 2018.

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