if their meds contain animal products

Some patients are asking if their meds contain animal products.

Some vegetarians, vegans, and people of certain faiths may want to know which products come from certain animal sources.

Keep the biggies in mind. Desiccated thyroid comes from pig thyroids...heparin from pig intestines...pancreatic enzymes or pork insulin from pig pancreases...Premarin from pregnant mares' urine...and some vaccines (influenza, MMR, etc) are grown in chicken eggs.

Get concise advice on drug therapy, plus unlimited access to CE

Pharmacist's Letter Canada includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and hot topics
  • 200+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Quick reference drug comparison charts
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Volume pricing available. Get quote