Ramadan vs medication

Q:

I wanted to know if it’s okay to take my medication . I have ADHD and I’m a college student , without my medication , it becomes very difficult for me, not only in college but life in general . I have fasted before without my medication because I was unaware I had ADHD, and fasting wasn’t difficult, but my life was difficult. My medication needs to be license by a doctor to proscribe and before a doctor can even give me a medication , I need to first get a evaluation by psychologists to verify that I have ADHD . And sometimes I need to bring identification to my pharmacy to be allowed to get that medication that was prescribed to me because ADHD medication is very popular to exploit. My medication has helped my life tremendously. Am I allowed to use my medication during Ramadan ?

A:

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Mercy-Giving.

All praise is due to Allah. Peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad.

 After searching and consulting a number of physicians, I came to the result that ADHD is not usually an excuse to constantly break fasting during the daytime of Ramadan. A patient can adjust times of taking medication to be at night and before dawn avoiding the daytime of fasting. One may experience mild difficulty in the beginning but will get accustomed soon. Still you may break fasting, when suffering unbearable difficulty and/or is advised by a trustworthy Muslim psychologist to do so.

Allah knows best.

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