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Medicine from Non-halal Sources

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:52 am    Post subject: Medicine from Non-halal Sources Reply with quote

I am currently on a course of injections to reduce the likelhood of thrombosis. I note that the medicine is, according to Wiki, derived from the intestinal mucosa of pigs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clexane

I wonder if it is used in KSA ! How would locals feel about being injected with extract of dead pig ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47,

Having studied at med school, I can tell you that there are many medications derived from porcine products such as hydrolysed gelatine which is present in the MMR vaccine (against measles/mumps/rubella) and many for Deep Vein Thrombosis. These include Zibor,Dalteparin, Innohep, Clivarine, Alphaparin, Calciparine, Monoparin, Minihep, Pancrease and Nutrizym.

I don't know how many of these are used in Saudi Arabia, but certainly porcine insuln for diabetes is and certain thyroid medicines are.

I can only remember in Turkey where devout Muslims would refuse medication during Ramadan. Best not to tell them.
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