Q: I have been prescribed 3 medicines from the doctor for dermatitis and they all contain cetostearyl alcohol. I would like to know if this is halal to use? I’ve come across answers concerning cetyl, cetearyl and stearyl alcohol but they aren’t the answers I’m looking for.
A: It is permissible.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)