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Definition of «D (drug caution code)»

D (drug caution code)

D (drug caution code): Abbreviation on a medication that indicates caution because the medication may cause drowsiness.

While not a part of the historical heritage of ancient prescription abbreviations, drug caution codes provide very valuable warnings.

If you see a caution code on a prescription, talk to your pharmacist about it before using the medicine.

In the United States and some other countries, a system of stickers with pictographs is also used to warn of side effects such as drowsiness.

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