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.