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Healthcare facilities are required to complete the Training Programme on Abu Dhabi Healthcare Guidelines for Health Media & Advertising System as mentioned in circular number 26/2023, for more information Click Here

DOH urges all healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities & Health professional to Adhere to the circular number(63\2021) by updating the details of the mobile number & e-mail address in order to receive all circulars & letters issued by DOH, for more information Click Here

Medications & Supplements Awareness Material

The unwise use of medications and dietary supplements can cause serious health problems. Customers are often considering dietary supplements as safe and natural however they are not aware of the potential harmful effects that might be related with its use, especially when its use is associated with the use of other drugs. In addition to the use or consumption of adulterated products that poses hazardous risk on public as announced by international and national health authorities.

The educational materials presented here have been prepared in an effort to increase public awareness on medications and dietary supplements, warn against its improper use, and clarify the health problems may result from its misuse or the use of adulterated products.

Adulterated Products

The Department of Health - Abu Dhabi list of adulterated products include any adulterated or contaminated supplement that is claimed to be used as bodybuilding, sexual enhancement, weight reduction, cosmetic or any other miscellaneous health related reasons.

These products can cause a serious danger for consumers because they are manufactured and stored under unhygienic conditions and not following the good manufacturing practices (GMP).

Dietary Supplements
for Weight Loss

The proven ways to lose weight is eating healthy and being physically active, taking a dietary supplement is not the ideal way especially many users do not have enough knowledge about the components of these products and the health risks and damage they can cause especially with the widespread and availability of its sale through various outlets such as nutrition stores or social networking sites and the Internet.

Safe disposal of unused medicines at home

Unused or expired medicines in the home are a public safety issue, which could potentially lead to accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose in both adults and children.

Education and instruction on the proper disposal of unused medicine is vital to ensuing patient safety and protecting the environment.

The safe use of cosmetic products

Adulterated cosmetic products are banned and prohibited as they can pose serious health risks. Fraud in cosmetic products can be in the composition of the product or in the label information of the product or both.

This brochure aims to spread awareness among consumers to identify unsafe products and avoid the risks associated with the unwise use.

Toxic Plants in UAE

Many plants are toxic or possess toxic parts. They contain a variety of poisons that might cause different pathological symptoms or even death.

The current information includes the first category of poisonous plants in the United Arab Emirates that produce a serious risk of illness, injury, or death to humans and / or animals.

The Black Seed Heritage Verification

The BLACK SEED is considered as a one of the oldest and most important remedies used in the folk Oriental and Arabic medical practice specially the Islamic Traditional Medicine in response to the Hadith of the Prophet encouraging its use as a comprehensive remedy and due to the proven health benefits in the old and recent traditional medical practices.

The BLACK SEED was and still being used traditionally for a wide range of illnesses including Fever, Cough, Bronchial Asthma.

Guidance for the Safe Use of Herbs & Herbal Products

Herbs have a long history of use in traditional medicine. Some herbs and herbal products are quite useful to prevent and treat diseases and to promote health and healing. Remember that the phrases “natural”, “herbal” and “derived from plants” do not necessarily means “safe”. Some can be harmful if taken without professional supervision. Despite the increasing popularity and accelerated use of herbal treatments, most of the people are not aware of the safe use of..

Understanding Traditional Complementary & Alternative Medicine (TCAM) at a Glance

Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine are groups of diversified medical and healthcare systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of Conventional Medicine; commonly known as Western or Allopathic medicine is practiced by Medical Doctors.

The boundaries between the TCAM and Conventional Medicine are not absolute and a certain TCAM therapy may, over time, become widely accepted.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2024

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