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Q. My doctor prescribed antibiotics. Is it okay to take them on Pesach?
A. The cRc recommends all medicinal items in pill form, which includes most of the antibiotics that adults take. The same does not apply when dealing with liquid or chewable medicines, which are considered “edible”. Since there is a chance that they contain chametz, they should only be used if they are known to be free of any concerns.
However, antibiotics are an exception that rule. Generally, antibiotics are given to treat ailments which, if left untreated, can lead to a situation of sakanah (danger to life). Therefore, one may consume antibiotics regardless of the ingredients used in creating them.