How many of us have experienced walking into a pharmacy only to find ourselves staring at the rows of medicines available on the shelves? Consumers/patients today have a wide range of pharmaceutical products available where at times it can be slightly overwhelming when you want to decide which ones you want to purchase. It can be somewhat daunting especially if you are mainly looking for halal medicine. You will find yourself asking this question: How do I know if this medicine is halal or not?
With the growth of halal and Muslims being more aware of their rights to have halal medicines, more halal labelling was available for Over-The-Counter products (OTC), Herbal and Traditional products. Muslim consumers in Malaysia per-say were happy to learn they would now be purchasing locally made halal medicines by world-class local pharmaceutical manufacturers. Locally manufactured halal medications prove to be a success and on the rise, and seeing the impact and importance of halal medicine, JAKIM in 2017 introduced the world’s first halal certification for controlled/prescribed medication (Ethical Products).
Unlike the OTC products, ethical products can only be prescribed by a doctor. Thus you should always inquire about the medication that is prescribed to you. There is never any harm to ask your healthcare practitioner if the prescribed medication is halal, as doctors will prescribe what is best for the patient, and taking into account its Muslim patient’s dietary requirements.
Duopharma Biotech has a dedicated halal compliant manufacturing facility. We offer a wide range from over-the-counter products, traditional products to ethical therapeutic classes. Consumers and patients may visit https://duopharmabiotech.com/, where you will be able to find products ranging from Vitamins, Food Supplements and OTC products that are available on the market.
Should you be in doubt and would like to check the status of any of the halal pharma products in the market, you can do so at www.halal.gov.my; or the SmartHalal and MyJAKIM Mobile App. JAKIM manages both platforms; therefore, the authenticity and validity of the halal status are accurate.