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Pain Killers In Canada
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Does anyone know what pain killers are gluten free in Canada? Specificly advil and tylenol. (sobeys brand) compliments acetominophen, compliments ibuprophen, pepto bismol, compliments allegy formula?

 

also if anyone knows any lipbalm brands like burts bees, blistex, Avon, NYC... stuff like that would be nice too

 

 

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well, I use Kirkland Signature Ibuprofen and it seems alright, I didn't call to make sure it was gluten free, but I had no reactions and I'm pretty sensitive to gluten.

 

haven't had much luck with lipbalms though.

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Hi there Patt :)

 

So this is from advil.ca (advil = ibuprofen):

 

 
Advil is gluten-free and is safe for individuals with celiac disease.

 

In terms of Tylenol, I have read that generic acetaminophen can be made with gluten. So I'd be careful of generic brands for sure. You may need to contact the company, I can't find anything online to say for sure about the name brand.

 

I've also read that the following website: http://www.glutenfreedrugs.com is a good resource for finding drugs that are gluten free.

 

In terms of lip balm, the biggest concern is usually the tocopherol/vitamin e (it can be sourced from wheat, soy, sunflower, nuts, etc) as well as, of course, cross contamination during manufacturing. One brand that is readily available in Canada, EOS (Evolution of Smooth), (it's these little round balls, they're kinda cute really) are gluten free, and I've read that the company actively tests for gluten in their lip balm . Another company, Hurraw! is in the process of gluten free certification, so that will be another viable option. Intelligent Nutrients also has a lip balm. I contacted the company and they assured me that all their products are gluten free and manufactured in a gluten free facility. However, they did not mention if they test for gluten or not. So, I'll leave that up to your discretion.

 

Hope that helps! :)

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Most products have contact numbers and many have websites, so you could investigate items yourself for the most current information.  I've also been at my pharmacy and enlisted the pharmacist to help me find out about some products, they're usually good about checking the house brand of pain meds if nothing else.  But ask when they're not too busy or they'll probably give you the brush-off...

 

I bought some Arbonne lip balm a few years ago that was gluten free but you'd have to investigate if they still make it.  That's the trouble - companies change their formulas or processes so we're forced to check each time.

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If you are concerned about any over the counter pain killers, specifically at a drugstore, check with the pharmacist. Otherwise, I contact the manufacturer. They usually reply promptly. It's a good habit to recheck these results at least once a year in case of a change in the product/s. Many products, (vitamin supplements, etc.,), are clearly labelled.

Pat

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In over 15 years gluten-free, I have not seen an analgesic, whether brand name or private label, that contained gluten. Gluten in medicine is quite rare, but if you have a problem with corn, that is a whole different problem. Corn starch is the most common filler in tablets. Corn starch has a longer shelf life and is less expensive than wheat starch. at least in North America. 

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Hi, I was diagnosed with  Celiac 7 months ago...it's a bit of a challenge but still count myself lucky, there are a lots worst problems one could get!  Lip balm I use Booda Butter it is Vegan and gluten-free found it at the Food co op in Bellingham Wa, you can also buy it on line, For pain killer try White Willow Bark by New Roots Herbal it is also Vegan and gluten-free,  you can find it at Health food stores and on line. Cheers

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