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Otc Drugs And Cross Contamination


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:17 AM

Has anyone had an issue with it? I would think if you know for certain that all the inactive ingredients in a product are gluten-free, there's probably a %90 chance that it is in fact gluten free. My logic is that with important things like drugs - they're already going to make sure there's no cross contamination with the other drugs - therefore they're probably going to thoroughly clean the production lines in between each run anyway. 

 

Am I assuming too much or has anyone been told that an OTC drug wasn't gluten-free when all the ingredients were?


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

I have been told when calling a company that because of manufacturing processes they didn't consider the OTC product to be gluten free and certainly recommended I not take it.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

If they say something like " no gluten ingredients. Don't know about the suppliers.....blah, blah". They don't test for gluten and have a legal department that told them to say that. I use them if they have no gluten ingredients.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:57 PM

If they say something like " no gluten ingredients. Don't know about the suppliers.....blah, blah". They don't test for gluten and have a legal department that told them to say that. I use them if they have no gluten ingredients.

Me too.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:59 PM

Me three :)
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:00 AM

Me four. But I love it when it says "gluten free" on the bottle (like my vitamins)! If there's a brand that's labeled gluten-free, and one that isn't, I'll definitely buy the gluten-free for sure one, even if it costs a little more.


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