So I have a bad cough, and I was prescribed liquid medicine (no grinding, B”H) by the doctor. I am required to take it at 12-hr intervals for seven days straight. Today was my first day. Am I allowed to take it on Shabbos?
Also, am I allowed to use cough drops on Shabbos if I take them out beforehand (that is, to avoid destroying the letters c”v)? If I don’t, I’m going to be coughing constantly, and that can be very annoying!
i dont see why not…if it was prescribed by a doctor…also why not ask your LOR?
i believe the cough drops are ok, but i’m not a rabbi, i would call one
What will happen to you if you don’t take them? Will you not be able to function normally or will it simply be a bit of a nuisance?
Call your Rabbi or any Bais Horaah.
Call your LOR.
Ask your LOR but my psak FWIW is mutar lach mutar lach mutar lach. At least for the medicine. The cough drops might be more of a shayla. And whether or not there is grinding doesn’t make much of a difference. The rabanan made a takana whether there is grinding or not. Most ppl nowadays don’t grind their own medicine yet we still follow the issur drabanan of refuah.