NCPDP Recommendations and Guidance for Standardizing the Dosing Designations on Prescription Container Labels of Oral Liquid Medications Version 1.0.

National Council for Prescription Drug Programs; NCPDP.

This white paper describes recommendations to reduce risks around oral liquid medication administration, including assigning a standard unit of measure (milliliters), using leading zeroes before decimal points (for amounts smaller than one), and ensuring that dosing mechanisms and container labels employ corresponding units of measure.