I get reminder calls from Walgreens about my prescription. Every time I go to pick it up I annoy the heck out of them. I always say "can you just verify the manufacturer for me, I need to make sure it didn't change." I'm sure that it is annoying, but I need to know. I always feel a little stupid though. Tonight I found out that it isn't stupid at all and wanted to make sure that everyone is reminded how important it is to check on these sorts of things.
I walk in today and said "can you just verify the manufacturer is still Teva?" And he said that actually, it is not and rattled off another name. I explained that I would need to contact the company (which it was far too late in the evening to do) and I would come back on Monday as long as it was safe for me to take.
My point is, make sure before you are wasting your money that your prescription is gluten free. I don't know if this new manufacturer is, but I will check before I spend my money. Just because you have been filling at the same place for a long time doesn't mean they won't suddenly change things on you.
I used to worry I was being paranoid. I now know that this is a basic precaution I should never let my guard down on. I think everyone taking medications every month should be cautious on this one.