Ramadan and medicines

July 10, 2013

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and a time when many Muslims will fast between the hours of sunrise and sunset.

Some children and young people may therefore choose not to take medicines during this period. These usually include medicines taken by mouth (such as tablets, capsules and liquid medicines), through the nose and rectally (in the bottom).

Here are some resources for more information to help you and your child make that decision.