Awareness Event on Taking Medications during Ramadan
Awareness Event on Taking Medications during Ramadan15/5/2018
The Ministry of Health (MOH), represented by the Department of Rational Use of Medicines organized recently an awareness event on using medications during Ramadan at Grand Mall Muscat.
The event held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Sultan bin Yarub Al-Busaidi, MOH Advisor for Health Affairs with participation of the Oman Pharmaceutical Society, Directorate General of Pharmaceutical Affairs & Drug Control, Directorate General of Medical supply along with a number of representatives from the Royal, Khaula, Al-Massarah, Al-Nahdah, Sultan Qaboos University and Armed Force Medical Services Hospitals.
The event aimed to answer the outpatients frequently queries on taking medications during fasting and its effect.
The event focused on a number of aspects, the most important of which is how to regulate taking medications of chronic diseases in general and medications of hypertension, diabetes, psychotropic and antibiotics in particular during Ramadan, as well as the ways of health preservation during fasting.
It also included distributing guidelines on the safe use of drugs, how to maintain the medication at home and avoiding drug mistakes.