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Halacha - medicine on Shaboss
Submitted by Chaim H  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes, one may take antibiotics on Shabbos because discontinuing the medicine could potentially lead to a recurrence of drug-resistant strep which could even be a chole sh'yesh bo sakana. However, evena chole sh'ayn bo sakana may take antibiotics if he is weak or bedridden.
posted:2008-06-06 07:29:47