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Let's say you are a choleh who is permitted or required to take a chometz-containing medication during Pesach (according to the halachos described here: http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-passover-medicine.htm ). Let's imagine, furthermore, that yours is a medication that is somehow based on chometz in terms of its function or ability to heal.

My question is this: When you make the nullification on your chometz before Pesach starts, is the chometz of your medication understood as being "nullified" in an absolute sense, too--whereby, mystically speaking, your medicine should not work for you?

(I understand this is a case of abstractions upon abstractions -- but I still wonder if there is a source that deals with this. Otherwise it would seem that the nullification process could be confusing, even scary, for those hypothetically in this situation. I am looking for a textual source for the exact sense and extent of bitul in light of these hypothetical concerns.)

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    There are (at least) two views on what ביטול does: either it will make the chametz "not chametz," or it will make it not yours. See Rashi and Tosfos somewhere in the beginning of Pesachim (don't recall where, exactly; maybe 4a?). – Shokhet Feb 16 '15 at 3:51
  • Thanks @Shokhet. I'd be interested to hear if any mystical sources get into the nitty-gritty of how making it "not chametz" could affect its power to heal – SAH Feb 16 '15 at 3:53
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    Don;t understand the question. The "nullification" is not magic. It's simply saying "I don't own the Chametz anymore" - and it's like dust, meaning that I have no intention re-owning it simply because it's on my property. – Danny Schoemann Feb 16 '15 at 13:06
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    @DannySchoemann Yes; I guess I am looking for a textual source for the exact sense and extent of bitul in light of these hypothetical concerns. – SAH Feb 16 '15 at 22:15

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