Pharmaceutical Labels

Pharmaceutical labels are the printed information on the packaging of a medication. They provide important information about the medicine, including the name, dosage, route of administration, and any special instructions for use. Pharmaceutical labels are an essential part of medication packaging and are required by law to be accurate, complete, and easy to read. They play a crucial role in ensuring that patients use medications safely and effectively.

If you would like to test any of our quality materials, you can order a sample pack to get a feel of what material or adhesive works best for you:


What information is required for a Pharmaceutical Label?


1. Drug name: The name of the drug, including the brand name and/or generic name.

2. Strength: The strength of the medication, typically expressed in milligrams (mg), micrograms (mcg), or other appropriate units.

3. Dosage form: The form in which the medication is taken, such as a tablet, capsule, liquid, or injection.

4. Route of administration: The method by which the medication is given, such as orally, topically, or intravenously.

5. Manufacturer information: The name and contact information of the company that produced the medication.

6. Expiration date: The date after which the medication should not be used.

7. LOT number: The identification number assigned to a specific batch of medication.

8. Storage instructions: The recommended storage conditions for the medication, such as temperature and light sensitivity.

9. Warnings and precautions: Any warnings or precautions associated with the medication, such as potential side effects or drug interactions.

10. Instructions for use: How the medication should be taken, including dosage instructions and any special instructions for use.


It’s important to note that the specific information required on a pharmaceutical label may vary depending on the type of medication and the regulations in the country where it is being sold.

Pharmaceutical Label Image

Custom-Made Pharmaceutical Labels

Do you need a custom-sized label to fit your specific pharmaceutical bottles or packages? We have a large collection of non-stocked made-to-order sizes which can be ordered in boxes of 500 sheets. You can have these custom-made in any material too, to ensure your label is exactly the perfect fit for your branding and company image.

It is very simple to order one of our made-to-order sizes, simply head to our custom made-to-order label page, and select your size, labeling material, and quantity. If you cannot see the size you need on our list, give us a call at 0330 111 8484 or email us at, and we can look at getting you a quote for your own personalised cutter which you can use for all future purchases with us.

Pharmaceutical Label Image for Label Uses

Custom Printed Pharmaceutical Labels

Do you need your pharmaceutical labels custom printed? We have a print service available for you to use. All you have to do is select the following options:

1. Shape

2. Print type (either in colour or black only)

3. Material 

4. Quantity

We will have your design printed onto our labels. If you are unsure of lead times, get in contact with one of our helpful staff members via our website live chat and email: Or give us a call on 0330 111 8484.

You can also email your artwork to our above email address if you are having trouble attaching it to your order. 

Labelling Materials for Pharmaceutical  Products


When it comes to choosing label materials for pharmaceutical labels, it’s important to consider the specific needs of your product and the regulations that apply to your industry. Here are some factors to keep in mind when selecting label materials:

Durability: Pharmaceutical labels must be durable enough to withstand handling, transport, and storage without fading, smudging, or peeling. Look for label materials that are resistant to moisture, chemicals, and abrasion.

Adhesive: The label adhesive must be strong enough to adhere to the medication packaging without falling off or causing damage when removed. The adhesive should also be safe for use with the medication and meet any relevant regulations.

Print quality: The label material should be compatible with your printing method and produce clear, high-quality text and graphics. It’s important to choose a label material that won’t smudge or bleed during printing.

Compliance: Depending on where your product will be sold, you may need to meet specific labeling regulations. Make sure to choose label materials that comply with any applicable regulations, such as those related to material safety, environmental impact, or FDA-approved labeling.

With this in mind, the following selection of materials are commonly used for this product:

Waterproof Polyester Labels

Waterproof labels are labels that are designed to withstand exposure to water and other liquids without deteriorating or smudging. They are commonly used in situations where the label needs to remain legible, making them a perfect choice for pharmaceutical labels where the information must be easy to read. 

Gloss Transparent Polyester Labels

Gloss transparent labels are labels that are printed on a clear, transparent material, which allows the underlying surface to show through. The labels have a glossy finish that gives them a shiny and reflective appearance which may be a preferred choice if you wanted the packaging itself to remain visible. 

Matt Coloured Labels

These labels are available in 4 primary colours, red, green, blue, and yellow. They are fantastic if you wanted to make information stand out or to differentiate medications. In this industry, it is important that all information is sorted correctly for the safety of your consumers, which is why you may decide these labels will be a good fit for your organisation.

Fluorescent Coloured Labels

If you wanted something a little brighter, we also supply fluorescent coloured green, pink, yellow, and orange labels. You can use these to separate out your files, in draws and on desks, and to also organise different medications and tools.

Matt White Paper Labels

Matt White Paper labels are a versatile and cost-effective labeling solution for businesses and individuals looking to label products, packages, and other items with a clean, professional appearance. If you just wanted to clearly depict information on your pharmaceutical products with no special label finish, these will be best suited.

How to Order

We have our suggested stocked waterproof products, however, if you would prefer something different read through our Label Materials and Made-To-Order section. Once ordered you can use our free templates (if you struggle with templates visit our YouTube channel for tutorials, alternatively we have a Lay-Out Service).

We also offer printing solutions whether you would like these on sheets, or rolls for larger quantities with extra finishing options.