I have to eat anti epileptic medicine at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. This cannot be delayed not even for 10 minutes. So if I eat my medicine while fasting, will it make my fast makrooh?
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
It could be surveyed from two different angles:
- It would be considered as a haram practice, and will invalidate the fasting, since eating and drinking will invalidate the fasting (in the cases that it is not so necessary to take medicine).
- It would invalidate the fasting, but Kafara-jam’ is not wajib for him or her. Actually s/he solely do its Qaza.
On the whole, taking medicine will invalidate the fasting, but there is different for the amount of its Qaza.
The majority of scholars say that if it is an injection, it is OK since it goes into the blood stream and not into the stomach. However; a growing number of scholars are saying even pills are OK since it is medicine, like the following Moroccan scholar:
According to this fatwa you can take necessary medecine during fast.
According to this fatwa, you cannot fast.
You should read this longer fatwa respecting medical issues. Saying «Alternative routes of drug administration can help fasting patients», it implicitly allows taking medicine during fast, and recommends to consult the doctor to councel whether fasting is adequate.