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Frequently Asked Questions about Malaysian Hand Sanitizers

Frequently Asked Questions about Malaysian Hand Sanitizers

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  • Translated By:ChemLinked
  • Release Date:Apr 03, 2020
    Implement Date:/
  • Pages:6
    Format:Electronic Edition (Adobe PDF)
  • Created On:Oct 12, 2020
    Last Updated On:Oct 12, 2020

On April 3, 2020, Malaysian National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) released a collection of answers to the frequently asked questions about hand sanitizers. The collection specifies the categories, regulatory requirements, active ingredients, permitted and prohibited claims, etc. of hand sanitizers.

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Q1: What is the category of hand sanitizer product, is it classified as a cosmetic or generic product (Non-Scheduled Poison / OTC; Over-The-Counter)?

Q2: If my product is categorized as cosmetics, what should I do before importing, manufacturing or marketing the product?

Q3: What does a cosmetic product notification mean? Does this mean that my product has been approved by MOH?

Q4: What active ingredients should be in hand sanitizer formulations that are classified as cosmetic products?

Q5: What are the permitted claims for hand sanitizer classified as cosmetic products?

Q6: How to check if a product has been certified or registered with NPRA?

Q7: Are disinfectants used in tools or surfaces / workplaces also classified as cosmetic products?

Q8: What is the recommended use of hand sanitizer for users?

Q9: If I have adverse effects or unwanted effects of using hand sanitizer, where can I report?