This was about a survey of 500 patients that showed that 40% were
unknowingly prescribed medicines containing gelatin despite being vegetarian
or having other cultural and religious beliefs. There has been a call for
clearer labelling of medicines including an ingredient list so that patients
can make an informed choice.
The APBI -the body that represents the pharmaceutical industry in the UK
siad that European legislation actually required disclosure of all
ingredients in the leaflet which comes with the drugs.
If you are unsure about your medicine or require more information then
please contact the pharmacy.