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Gelatin permissible or not

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YOU DID'NT ANSWER MY QUESTION, I ASKED WEATHER IT WILL BE OKAY AS IT IS FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES.

As slam alykum.
i have been prescibed tablets by my doctor for my acne problem. However on closer inspection of the ingredients i have found out that they contain Gelatin (which to the best of my knowledge is derived from cows and pigs), my question is: would it be okay to take these pills as they are for medical purposes?
thank you, your brother

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Gelatin permissible or not

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If the ingredient gelatin is present in the medicine, and because there is equal probability that gelatin is a derivative of the extracts from swine; it would not be permissible in Islam to use this medicine. It would be prudent to immediately consult your doctor and request him to prescribe an alternative medicine for your ailment.

 

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