medicines containing animal products

Hi everyone,
Just wondering what your views are on taking medicines with lactose in or other animal products when you are ill or if you ever need life saving treatment! Would you stick by your ideals and suffer or take them when needed?

In my point of view, if this is a matter of life and death and that will be the only cure… Why not?

Being vegan is about not contributing to unnecessary suffering. If it is necessary for your continued health and survival then you don’t really have a choice. Hopefully there will come a time when medications are not tested on animals or made with animal ingredients, but that is not the case now. However, I would ask about other treatment options that may be available before I went along with anything a doctor told me.

That will be much better… :smiley: