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
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
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?