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COSMETICS AND TOILETRIES

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									    March 25, 2008 Pesach 5768/2008 Product Information -Young Israel of Jamaica Estates      Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg
      Page 3                       Medications and Cosmetics                (tel. 454-0865; rabbi@yije.org)
    The information regarding medications and cosmetics is based upon the clear Psak of Rav Gedalia
    Schwartz, who is the Rosh Beit Din of the Bet Din of America (RCA) as well as the cRc. To see letter -
    http://www.crcweb.org/Passover%202008/passover_5768%20Home%20Page.htm
                                              MEDICATIONS

    All pill medication (with or without chometz) that one swallows is permitted without special
    hashgacha.
    All chewable pills that have kitniyos are permitted. If the chewable pills have chometz and
    no substitute is available, you should consult your Rabbi and Doctor.
    All liquid medications that have kitniyos are permitted. If the liquid medications have
    chometz, you should consult your Rabbi and Doctor.
    All prescription medication ordered by your doctor for medical purposes (not cosmetic or
    convenience) should be taken on Passover without regard for the components of the
    medication.
    Vitamins are normally not considered pill medication, but rather a food or food supplement.
    As such, vitamins should have hashgacha for Passover.
    A more comprehensive list of medications can be found at
    http://www.crcweb.org/Passover%202008/passover_5768%20Home%20Page.htm



                                COSMETICS AND TOILETRIES
    All varieties of body soaps, shampoos and stick deodorants are permitted for use on Pesach
    regardless of their ingredients.
    All types of ointments, creams, nail polish, hand lotions, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara,
    blush, foot and face powders, and ink and paint may be used regardless of their ingredients.
    Many liquid colognes, perfumes, hairspray, shaving lotions and deodorants, have restorable
    denatured alcohol and should not be used, unless they are listed as Chometz-free on a on a
    reliable Pesach list.
    Lipstick, mouthwash and toothpaste that contains chometz should not be used.
    A list of non-Chometz cosmetics can be accessed by logging onto
    http://www.crcweb.org/Passover%202008/passover_5768%20Home%20Page.htm



For a list of pet foods free of Chometz http://www.crcweb.org/Passover%202008/passover_5768%20Home%20Page.htm
(since we are not allowed to own or benefit from Chometz on Pesach.)
     Additional information about Pesach products can be accessed at http://www.kashrut.com/Passover and links
                     More comprehensive lists are available in the Shul office for your perusal.
         March 25, 2008 Pesach 5768/2008 Product Information -Young Israel of Jamaica Estates
   Page 4                          Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg       (tel. 454-0865; rabbi@yije.org)

Over-the-Counter Medications: Medications contain many component ingredients, and
pharmaceutical companies are very secretive about their formulations. The following
listing of recommended over-the-counter medications is based on the manufacturers
disclosure and other research by the cRc -Chicago Rabbinic Council.
Allergy and Cold Relief: ALL pill medication that one swallows is permitted without
special hashgacha.
Afrin Nasal Sprays (All); Claritin Syrup & Tablets; Clarinex Syrup & Tablets; Coricidin
Cold and Flu; Drixoral all; Nasonex Nasal Spray; Tylenol with Codeine Elixir, Adult
Liquid Cherry Pain Reliever, PM Liquid, Plus Cold & Runny Nose, Children’s Suspension
Bubble Gum, Cherry Blast, Grape, Very Berry Strawberry, Children’s Plus Cold & Cough
& Allergy Suspension, Infant Concentrated Drops, Max Strength Flu Nighttime Liquid,
Meltaways Children’s, Jr Bubblegum, Grape, Punch Watermelon; Vick’s Dayquil, Nyquil,
Sinex, Vapor Inhaler, Vaposteam

Analgesics (Pain): ALL pill medication that one swallows is permitted without special
hashgacha.
Antacids/ Anti-diarrhea: ALL pill medication that one swallows is permitted without
special hashgacha. Also, Bromo Seltzer Antacid; Maalox Multi Symptom, Max
Strength Chewable Tablets, Regular Strength Suspension & Mint; Peptic Relief Chew
Tablets, Liquid; Pepto-Bismol (all forms)

Miscellaneous: Amoxicillin Oral suspension and Chew Tabs; Metamucil (kitniyot)
except wafers (chometz), Milk of Magnesia, Pedialite (Kitniyos), Pediaflor Drops;
PediaSure Banana, Chocolate, Strawberry (Kitniyos), Tinactin cream, spray powder,
liquid spray, wipes.
Vitamins are normally not considered pill medication, but rather a food or food
supplement. As such, vitamins need a hashgacha for Passover.
All Pre-natal vitamins that are taken as directed by a doctor, should be used without
hesitation.
      In cases when your doctor prescribes a specific vitamin that must be taken on
Passover, and cannot be “skipped” for the week, (even if it does not have Passover
supervision) it may be considered as falling into the category of a pill medication.
Although the following do not have certification for Passover, they do not contain
chometz: Fer-Iron Drops, Vi-Daylin.

								
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