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Over The Counter Medicine (OTC)

What are over the counter (OTC) medicines? OTC medicines are non-prescription medicines used to treat minor symptoms such as low-grade fever, stuffy nose and cough. Certain OTC medicines contain substances that are controlled under the Poison’s Act 1952 and can be obtained after consultation with the pharmacists. What should you …

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Medicines & Driving

What is the connection between taking medicines and driving? The drugs that you take, whether prescribed or illegal, will affect your body in a lot of ways. The drugs will alter your brain function, thereby affecting the control of posture and body movements. The levels of impairment vary from person …

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Medicines & Travel

Whether you are traveling domestically or internationally, you would not want an illness to disrupt either your vacation or business plans. This means planning well, managing your medications wisely, and consulting your physician or pharmacist about proper precautions to take before you leave home.

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Hair Dyes

What are hair dyes? Hair dyes are used to change hair colours. Hair dyes may be made of natural ingredients or synthetically derived. The ones that we have in Malaysia are registered with the National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau bearing the general notification number of ‘NOT’ followed by 8 digits and …

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Botulinum toxin is produced by a bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. It is broken into 7 types. They are botulinum toxin types A, B, C [C1, C2], D, E, F, and G. The syndrome of botulism can be seen when there is an ingestion of contaminated food, from colonization of the infant …

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