An over-the-counter (OTC) medicine label is a compilation of information about a product written by the manufacturer and approved by the FDA. The FDA regulates drug labels and assures all drugs sold in the US are safe, wholesome, and properly labeled. Drug labels contain information to educate people about what the medicine can do, who can take it, and how to use it.
The label also contains usage and safety information. As per US drug label requirements, the information available on the label must be easy to read and understand to help people compare and select OTC medicines that are right for them, and to help follow dosage instructions.