Critical Points of Vitamin C Production and Long-Acting Pharmaceutical Preparations


  • Asyfa Fauzia Tiara Putri Fakultas Farmasi Universitas Airlangga
  • Farika Dyani Laksmia Faculty of Pharmacy, Airlangga University, Surabaya
  • Anisa Rakhmania Salama Faculty of Pharmacy, Airlangga University, Surabaya



vitamin C, pharmacy preparations, long acting preparations


Vitamin C offers numerous benefits, including its role in the immune system. This factor necessitates the intake of exogenous vitamin C because the human body cannot synthesize it endogenously. Long-acting drugs are known to provide long-term therapeutic effects. The halal and haram aspects of Islam are of great importance because of the potential doubt or syubhat between the two. There are different methods for producing vitamin C, such as Reichstein's method or classical two-step fermentation. Generally, vitamin C synthesis involves biotransformation by microorganisms. One approach to creating long-acting preparations is to coat them with gelatin. A product's halal or haram status is determined by its raw materials, additives, and manufacturing processes. Vitamin C production typically involves fermentation using microorganisms; therefore, a halal growth medium must be considered. Long-acting vitamin C preparations that use gelatin should also be evaluated for halal status. If gelatin originates from halal animals, the law depends on the production process. However, if gelatin comes from haram animals, the law is haram.




How to Cite

Asyfa Fauzia Tiara Putri, F. D. . Laksmia, and A. R. . Salama, “Critical Points of Vitamin C Production and Long-Acting Pharmaceutical Preparations”, hr, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 59–63, Mar. 2024.