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#1 ilovechocolate

 
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 03:56 PM

Does anyone know if the generic brand of Zoloft is gluten free?
the name of it is Sertaline. I have tried to look it up and i cant seem to find anything on it.
Thanks for the help!

Emily
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#2 Judyin Philly

 
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 05:30 PM

Does anyone know if the generic brand of Zoloft is gluten free?
the name of it is Sertaline. I have tried to look it up and i cant seem to find anything on it.
Thanks for the help!

Emily


Emily--thanks God i saw this post!! I just went to get a refill today and they told me there was a generic out there so i said great.... :blink: :o :o :o OMG I've been gluten-free for 16 months and never thought to ask...I am seriously worried that i'm losing my mind...
Going to call the pharamcy right now.
we'd need to find the company that your filling pharmacy uses to till your perscription.
thanks again
judy

Edit--jsut called my CVS prarmacy and Jerri who always helps me ck said " there are 2 companys that make this..one is TEVA and this company is the same company that makes the brand name..all active and inactive ingred..and dyes etc are the exact same thing.
There is another company that supplies it and it is called GREENSTONE. It was closing time so didn't want to ask her to look it up. I'd call your pharmacy and see their supplier is and if it's TEVA...ask them what I did and just see if we get the same answer. I trust My pharm..Jerri..she is very careful with me.
Also I just looked at the pill and thank God it is a long pill (like the old one that has a break line in it..as i only take 25 mg and save $$ by breaking them in 1/2 and then have 2 months for one price...Hope no one on here reports me for fraud... :ph34r: B)
good luck and thanks again Judy
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:14 PM

I wondered about this too. My last RX was filled generically. I filled it for 100 mg, but I only take 50 a day. But, I am unsure of the gluten-free status.
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#4 ilovechocolate

 
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Posted 15 September 2006 - 03:05 PM

hey guys,
thanks for the response!
yeah it is so nice that we dont have to pay full price for zoloft anymore :)
My generic brand is Greenstone. they look just like the regular blue 50mg of Zoloft.
and i am told that they too are made up of the same ingredients as the name brand. hope this helps!
thanks again :)
emily
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 01:08 PM

Emily--thanks God i saw this post!! I just went to get a refill today and they told me there was a generic out there so i said great.... :blink: :o :o :o OMG I've been gluten-free for 16 months and never thought to ask...I am seriously worried that i'm losing my mind...
Going to call the pharamcy right now.
we'd need to find the company that your filling pharmacy uses to till your perscription.
thanks again
judy

Edit--jsut called my CVS prarmacy and Jerri who always helps me ck said " there are 2 companys that make this..one is TEVA and this company is the same company that makes the brand name..all active and inactive ingred..and dyes etc are the exact same thing.
There is another company that supplies it and it is called GREENSTONE. It was closing time so didn't want to ask her to look it up. I'd call your pharmacy and see their supplier is and if it's TEVA...ask them what I did and just see if we get the same answer. I trust My pharm..Jerri..she is very careful with me.
Also I just looked at the pill and thank God it is a long pill (like the old one that has a break line in it..as i only take 25 mg and save $$ by breaking them in 1/2 and then have 2 months for one price...Hope no one on here reports me for fraud... :ph34r: B)
good luck and thanks again Judy


I don't think that's fraud at all--my pharmacist told me to do it to my son's pills so I could save money!!
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:28 PM

Edit--jsut called my CVS prarmacy and Jerri who always helps me ck said " there are 2 companys that make this..one is TEVA and this company is the same company that makes the brand name..all active and inactive ingred..and dyes etc are the exact same thing.[/color]There is another company that supplies it and it is called GREENSTONE. It was closing time so didn't want to ask her to look it up. I'd call your pharmacy and see their supplier is and if it's TEVA...ask them what I did and just see if we get the same answer. I trust My pharm..Jerri..she is very careful with me.
Also I just looked at the pill and thank God it is a long pill (like the old one that has a break line in it..as i only take 25 mg and save $$ by breaking them in 1/2 and then have 2 months for one price...Hope no one on here reports me for fraud... :ph34r: B)
good luck and thanks again Judy



Oh my gosh, thank you SO much for this post! I just got my Zoloft refill, and I too nowget Sertraline, and it says TEVA, so I'm OK, right? I haven't needed to take any from the generic bottle yet, so this was perfect timing. I take 200 mg a day :ph34r: :blink:

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 10:39 AM

Bumpity bump....

Can anyone answer my question? I've only got 2 days left of my "name brand" Zoloft. Based on what you wrote, Judy, it sounds like mine (Sertraline, TEVA) IS gluten-free - am I correct here?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out!!!

- Lauren
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 03:55 PM

I was just prescribed Sertraline (generic Zoloft). I see this topic hasn't been addressed in a few years so I'm looking for an update.

My pharmacist carries Sertraline manufactured by Greenstone. I asked him for the ingredients and was told it contains sodium salt glycolate. I googled that and found out that it is derived from wheat, corn, rice or potatoes.

Since the source isn't listed, I'm not going to gamble with that. I may react to the medication the way it is since I am so chemically sensitive.

I called Caremark, which handles our insurance for prescription. I was told by a pharmacist there that Sertraline manufactured by Roxane is gluten free. Yet my online search has me questioning it.

Is anyone taking Sertraline manufactured by Greenstone, Roxane or Teva? It sounds to me like Teva would be the safest.
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 04:05 PM

I was just prescribed Sertraline (generic Zoloft). I see this topic hasn't been addressed in a few years so I'm looking for an update.

My pharmacist carries Sertraline manufactured by Greenstone. I asked him for the ingredients and was told it contains sodium salt glycolate. I googled that and found out that it is derived from wheat, corn, rice or potatoes.

Since the source isn't listed, I'm not going to gamble with that. I may react to the medication the way it is since I am so chemically sensitive.

I called Caremark, which handles our insurance for prescription. I was told by a pharmacist there that Sertraline manufactured by Roxane is gluten free. Yet my online search has me questioning it.

Is anyone taking Sertraline manufactured by Greenstone, Roxane or Teva? It sounds to me like Teva would be the safest.

Sertraline by Greenstone is on the gluten free drug list at glutenfreedrugs.com that has been recently updated.

http://www.glutenfre.../Glutenlist.htm

It's about 3/4 of the way down under "miscellaneous".
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 09:25 PM

I take a different medication by Teva and it's ok. Teva seems to be on the ok list.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:35 AM

Teva and Roxane no longer manufacture Sertraline per call to both companies this morning.

I talked for Greenstone. They use potato starch to make the sodium salt glycolate. She could not guarantee that the product wasn't gluten free but they consider it to be. It is not tested for gluten content.

Teva does sound like a good company though. When I called their toll free number, there was an extention for concerns such as gluten content.
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 10:20 AM

I just started Apo-Sertraline this morning after switching from Cipralex. I didn't think to ask the pharmacy or look up the gluten-status on this. So far no reaction, and I usually react very quickly, but I will call the pharmacy to be sure. I don't know which company makes my generic form of Zoloft, but I am in Canada, so it may be different than the companies that supply the U.S.

Glad this forum is here for concerns such as this one!!!

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