Approved Medications 2016

The following is a partial list of companies with kosher certified supplements, health, and pharmaceutical products. Products are certified only when bearing the STAR-K symbol. See letter of Kosher Certification for all listings.

  • Star-K Certified (when bearing Star-K Symbol)
  • Amway/Access Business Group
  • Arizona Nutritional Supplements
  • Garden of Life
  • Life Science Laboratories
  • Melaleuca
  • New Earth
  • Nutralife Health Products
  • Raritan Pharmaceuticals
  • Shaklee
  • Sunrider
  • Virun
  • Wholefoods
  • Additional Kosher vitamins and supplements certified by various Kashrus agencies are available at Consumers should confirm that the Kosher symbol from a reliable certifying agency is on the label of the product.

    This medication list is a small sample of frequently used over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Prescription medications are not included on this list. If a medication is not listed, it still may be kosher. One should consult a Rav. Certifying agencies are indicated next to products that have kosher certification. It is imperative that each individual understand that under no circumstances should one refrain from taking a prescribed medication or withhold such a medication from children without discussing the matter with a competent Rav and/or physician.
    NOTE: Products are approved only when sold in the United States and in the indicated form (e.g. "caplets", "children's", etc.). This list should NOT be used for Passover.

    See Taking Your Medicine section for related articles and OB-GYN Medication List. Click here for an explanation of the following Medicine List.
    The following are products that may always be used without kosher certification: Antibiotics for an infection - except for those skin infections known to be non-life threatening (e.g. acne), Castor Oil (with no additives), Enemas, Injections, Intravenous (IV), Mineral Oil (with no additives), Sodium Bicarbonate (pure baking soda), Externally applied products including: Antiseptics, Creams, Dermatologicals, Ear Drops, Emollients, Epsom Salts, Eye Drops, Gels, Lotions, Oils, Ointments, Nasal Sprays, Powders, Rubbing Alcohols, Shampoos, and Soaps.
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