PESACH MEDICATIONS

The Kashrut Department of the Johannesburg Beth Din has analysed an extensive range of the most commonly prescribed and used medications for use on Pesach.

The sheer number of different medications available makes it impossible to list each and every alternative.

In all cases, DO NOT make any changes to your normal prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor and rabbi.

The information is available on www.uos.co.za for download and individual product search.

The following rules apply:

  • Items marked as “KFP” are Kosher for Pesach and may be taken without any restrictions.
  • Items marked as “Chametz” should only be taken if prescribed by a doctor, are essential, and there is no suitable alternative available. It is recommended that it be swallowed, wrapped in a piece of lettuce or single ply tissue.
  • Items prescribed by a doctor which do not appear on this list, may be taken if no suitable alternative is available. It is recommended that they too be wrapped in a piece of lettuce or single ply tissue.

There are no locally produced Kosher for Pesach vitamins.

Wishing you a healthy and Kosher Pesach
Your Kashrut Team

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