A 43-year-old female asked:
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i'm muslim and i fast for ramadan. i'm taking antibiotics for a gum infection. am i able to fast while taking antibiotics?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
A Matter of Faith: It can be challenging to make choices for health that raise a conflict w/ faith. Only your soul knows best. But, many devout I've known offer advice that exemption from religious rigor for medical reason is given. Depending on Rx directions, try to find a way to fit all doses (as well-spaced as possible) into allowable times. Or you might extend your fast days to after your Tx. Health is a gift!
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
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