Saturday, December 31, 2011

Medicine to improve one's appetite


One may take medicine on Shabbat if (1) he would otherwise suffer illness affecting his whole body (even without actual danger), or if (2) the medicine is normally consumed by healthy people as part of normal eating.

Therefore, one may not take medicine intended to improve one's appetite on Shabbat, unless it meets one of those two criteria.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 3:54)

Have a great day,

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