Vocabulary

  • Expiration Date - วันหมดอายุ - You should throw the medicine away after this date.
  • Kinds of Medicine
    • Liquid Medicine - ของเหลว - This is like water or syrup. It is measured in teaspoons, ounces, or milliliters (ML).
    • Solid Medicine - ของแข็ง - This comes as a pill, a capsule or a tablet that you swallow or chew. It is usually measured in milligrams (MG).
    • Injection - ยาฉีด - Some medicines, like insulin and vaccines, must be delivered with a needle. These are often called "shots".
  • Patient - ผู้ป่วย - A sick person at a hospital or doctor's office.
  • Pharmacy / Drugstore - ร้านขายยา - This is where you can buy medicine.
  • Prescribing Physician - This is the doctor who told you to take (prescribed) the medicine.
  • Prescription - ใบสั่งยา - This is a note from a doctor that allows you to buy medicine.
  • Refills - เติม - The number of times you can buy the medicine without getting a new prescription from the doctor.
  • Side Effects - ผลข้างเคียง - Some medicines might make you tired or cause other problems.

medicine-label

Practice Look at the picture and answer the questions.

  1. Where is the pharmacy located?
  2. What is the patient's first name?
  3. What is the medicine for?
  4. When is the last day that you can use the medicine?
  5. Is this medicine a liquid, solid, or injection?
  6. What is the physician's last name?
  7. How often can she take this medicine?
  8. How should she take this medicine?
  9. How many refills does she have left?
  10. How many capsules are in the bottle?

General medical knowledge quiz from the English Club