Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Medication on Pesach

Medication on Pesach
Day: Wednesday
Date: March 11, 2015
Parshat: Vayakhel - Pikudei
Yalkut Yosef: 447

Any cosmetics may be used on Pesah regardless of whether they contain hametz or not since the hametz is not edible. Likewise, medications that taste bad may be used on Pesah by a person who is ill even though they may contain hametz. Such a person may even buy medications on Pesah from a non Jewish pharmacy. A person who is fine but has a small headache or the like may not consume medications containing hametz. Cough drops and other good tasting medications may not be used if they contain hametz. One who has to take specific medications that contain hametz should ask his Rabbi about how to go about taking them on Pesah. Even though technically dish soap does not need to be kosher for Pesah, nevertheless since nowadays it is easy to find soap with a hechsher one should use such soap.

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