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Posted 19 July 2004 - 04:37 PM

I am supposed to go back on my beta blocker (heart) medication soon, and am having one heck of a hard time finding a pharmacy in my area that uses a company that produces totally gluten-free Inderal or Pindolol. The companies tell me there is no gluten in these medications because they do not add gluten to them, then they say ,"But we can't guarantee the drug didn't already have gluten in it when it arrived at our plant, we just call it gluten-free because we don't ADD any after it gets here." This is so frustrating, because I am delaying taking an important med because of this. Are there pharmacies that produce meds special, for people with celiac disease?
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Posted 20 July 2004 - 08:28 AM

I'm having a hard time finding a pharmacy that will help ensure that my medications are gluten-free. I have one doctor who looks up the info in some book (I think it's the Physicians Desk Reference) and prescribes only gluten-free medicines for me. The book should be available to your doctors.

My pharmasicts are terrible. One tells me "Dear, they don't put that [wheat, rye, barley, oats] in ANY medications anymore." Then at the same pharmacy but a different pharmacist interuppts me before I can even finsh that sentence about what I need to avoid and he tells me that wheat is in everything. Needless to say I am looking for a new pharmacy.

Others on this list have mentioned finding a "compounding pharmacist" apparently they mix the drug for you the old fashioned way.

Best of luck!
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Posted 20 July 2004 - 06:59 PM

Gillian,

I remember reading on the old board that this pharmacy in
N.J. will make gluten free meds but I don't remember the
name or what city it is in. Try doing a search, sorry I
don't know more... :unsure:
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Posted 20 July 2004 - 07:11 PM

Is the site that lists all the gluten free meds not correct then? I am confused. I thought there were a fair amount of gluten free drugs.

I am referring to www.glutenfreedrugs.com
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Posted 20 July 2004 - 07:11 PM

Is the site that lists all the gluten free meds not correct then? I am confused. I thought there were a fair amount of gluten free drugs.

I am referring to www.glutenfreedrugs.com
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Posted 20 July 2004 - 07:32 PM

Missy,

Not all of the drugs are on that list. Sometimes you have to call
and ask the drug maker. My gastro doc , who is very Celiac savvy,
couldn't tell me if Nexium is gluten-free so I use Prevacid instead.
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