Can I Take Non-Halal Medical Supplements?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas
Question: I hope this message reaches you well, inshallah. I am struggling with an array of digestive issues that stem from a decreased production of bile by my liver. There are bile supplements available on the market, however they are derived from a bovine source (e.g. ox bile). Is this permissible to consume?
Answer: assalamu `alaykum
If you have been advised by your doctor to take this medicine due to its effectiveness and there are no alternatives (such as non-animal sourced, or halal/kosher animal sourced), it would be permitted for you to consume this medicine.
You should consult your doctor regarding the presence of any alternatives.
For more details, please also refer to:
Can I Take Medicine With Unlawful Ingredients?
Salman
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