The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates labelling and mandates the type of information that has to be included on labels.

For consumers, the label is the single most important source of information about non-prescription medicines and, therefore, it is critical that this information is presented in a way that can be understood and acted on appropriately by the consumer.

The Labelling Code of Practice was developed to provide a set of principles for developing labels with the consumer in mind: consumer-focused principles.

Labels designed using consumer-focused principles help people identify products; differentiate and choose an appropriate medicine for their needs; find and appropriately action instructions for using the medicine safely and effectively; and know where to find further information if they need to know more about their medicine.

For more information about the TGA requirements in relation to medicines labelling, click here.