What is leaflet?

What Does leaflet Mean

Prospectus , from the Latin prospectus ( "examine" ), is the brochure that accompanies various products and includes information on their composition, how to use, usefulness and contraindications. Package leaflets are usually included in pharmaceutical products ( drugs or remedies ).

For example: "Before taking any antibiotic, you should read the leaflet carefully" , "The leaflet indicates that this analgesic can cause drowsiness" , "If you have a question, do not stop consulting the leaflet, but it is best to consult with a trusted doctor ” .
The prospectus may include data of various kinds. Among the contents that are not usually missing, are the identification of the drug (the commercial name and the active principle), its composition and pharmaceutical form, the identification of who authorized the product, the therapeutic indications, the precautions for use , the special warnings , the posology, the frequency of administration and the description of the possible adverse reactions.

It is worth mentioning that reading the prospectus is not always enough to understand the information it provides us. When it comes to a drug that is sold under prescription, it is normal for the doctor to give us the necessary instructions to consume it properly; however, many times we buy over-the-counter pharmaceuticals and come across a large number of concepts that are difficult to understand. Let's look at some of the main points of a prospect, explained below:
* composition : list all the substances that make up the medicine, as well as its name, the amount and how it is presented (in syrup, tablets, capsules, etc.). This includes active principles (substances that produce an action on the body) and excipients (non-active substances, such as sugar in syrups, dyes and starch). It is important to check the components in case of allergy;
* indications : these are the symptoms, diseases or situations for which it is recommended to consume the medicine;
* Dosage : specifies the recommended dose of the drug, both per dose and per day, in addition to explaining the differences between the intake for children, adults and the elderly. A specification may also appear according to the weight or age of the patient ;
* Contraindications : details all the reasons why the drug should not be taken, such as certain chronic diseases or allergies that make the drug harmful to health. Needless to say, this is a fundamental point of a prospect;

* precautions : indicates in which situations you should be especially careful, some of which may lead to the need to interrupt the dose and consult a doctor;
* side effects : explains the possible unwanted reactions that the drug can generate in the body. Active substances, like medicines, can produce effects that are not related to curing or preventing a disorder. It is worth mentioning that the appearance of mild side effects is normal; Anyway, when noticing any type of alteration, it is always advisable to go to a trusted doctor or pharmacy to ask for information.
A prospectus can also be a brief exposition about a writing, a work, a merchandise, etc. In the field of marketing , the potential customer or consumer is known as a prospect .
Computer programs CRM ( Customer Relationship Manager ) usually work with information about prospects so that salespeople can specify the operation and transform those prospects into customers : “The manager asked me to send him the list of prospects to determine which are the most important " , " Tell Juan that the prospect from Chile has finally given up on the purchase " , " Our sales team can manage more than one hundred prospects simultaneously . "

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