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Table 4 When to add RFU according to participants

From: Prescribers’ perspectives on including reason for use information on prescriptions and medication labels: a qualitative thematic analysis

Add RFU Do not add RFU
• Older adults
• Antibiotics for paediatric patients
• Polypharmacy
• Unusual dose or indication
• Persons who need supports to take medications
• As needed (PRN) medications
• Medications for acute conditions
• Treatment for sensitive illnesses (e.g. sexually transmitted infections [STIs], psychiatric medications)
• Adding RFU increases patient’s anxiety
• Could affect patient’s likelihood of taking the medication
• Off-label prescribing