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Xanax Contains Gluten


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#1 ENF

 
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:12 PM

Xanax has been incorrectly included on lists of gluten-free meds.


From a Pfizer website:

Table 2. Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceutical Products That Contain Gluten as an Ingredient

Halcion® (triazolam) Tablets (a benzodiazepine derivative drug.)
Xanax® (alprazolam) Tablets
Xanax XR® (alprazolam, extended release) Tablets


www.pfizerpro.com/product_info/viagra_pi_ingredients.jsp
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:55 PM

Inactive ingredients: Cellulose, corn starch, docusate sodium, lactose, magnesium stearate,
silicon dioxide and sodium benzoate. In addition, the 0.5 mg tablet contains FD&C Yellow
No. 6 and the 1 mg tablet contains FD&C Blue No. 2.

Which of those is glutenous?
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 03:02 PM

Also your link doesn't lead to a real page.
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10-06 Diagnosed "Acid Reflux" (Nexium didn't work)
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 04:22 PM

I don't know why that link didn't work, but you may have to google Pfizer Pro Gluten Xanax

https://www.pfizerpr...ingredients.jsp


Here is another way to see it:
http://64.233.169.10...disease=1&gl=us
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 04:48 PM

https://www.pfizerpr...p;FullView=TRUE
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 05:15 PM

Does anyone know of a generic that is gluten free.

I just had to switch my birth control pills, because I noticed that they weren't on the gluten free list but I called the generics and one of the generics is gluten free...

I have written down the numbers to call on Monday, but it's the weekend and I take it 4xday.
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10-06 Diagnosed "Acid Reflux" (Nexium didn't work)
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12-06 Negative bloodwork for Celiac Disease, Diagnosed "Gastroparesis" - Started Zelnorm
1-07 Diagnosed "IBS-C" - Still taking Zelnorm
3-07 HIDA scan to check gallbladder which was fully functional.
3-07 Zelnorm taken off market, started Domperidone
4-21-07 Emergency Appendectomy (FUUUNN!)
7-24-07 Enterolab results came back positive
Gluten Free since that night....
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 04:18 AM

Generic Alprazolam made by Mylan is gluten free.

I am waiting on some more email replies from overseas companies, will post if they come back positive.
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10-06 Diagnosed "Acid Reflux" (Nexium didn't work)
12-06 Endoscopy diagnosed Gastritis (Negative Bioposy)
12-06 Negative bloodwork for Celiac Disease, Diagnosed "Gastroparesis" - Started Zelnorm
1-07 Diagnosed "IBS-C" - Still taking Zelnorm
3-07 HIDA scan to check gallbladder which was fully functional.
3-07 Zelnorm taken off market, started Domperidone
4-21-07 Emergency Appendectomy (FUUUNN!)
7-24-07 Enterolab results came back positive
Gluten Free since that night....
...Still not feeling great.


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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:51 PM

Novopharm alprazolam IS gluten free.

Actavis can not guarantee their alprazolam because they do not test.
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10-06 Diagnosed "Acid Reflux" (Nexium didn't work)
12-06 Endoscopy diagnosed Gastritis (Negative Bioposy)
12-06 Negative bloodwork for Celiac Disease, Diagnosed "Gastroparesis" - Started Zelnorm
1-07 Diagnosed "IBS-C" - Still taking Zelnorm
3-07 HIDA scan to check gallbladder which was fully functional.
3-07 Zelnorm taken off market, started Domperidone
4-21-07 Emergency Appendectomy (FUUUNN!)
7-24-07 Enterolab results came back positive
Gluten Free since that night....
...Still not feeling great.


"Don't expect constant success, but strive for constant growth."

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 04:14 AM

Well, darn! I guess we all know we can't trust Pfizer, we have been warned enough times about this company. I have taken Xanax for years, only as needed. For the last several years it has been in a generic form. In September my doctor gave me a new RX for it and it is from Greenstone labs, I will be calling them today, if I can find a phone number for them. I do not know which lab my old pills were from now. I do know that taking them was always a big decision for me. I had to decide if I needed them bad enough right now to deal with tomorrow. When I take Xanax, the next day I usually have a bad day, a day of jumpiness, on edge, a day where anything can set me off--could that have been a gluten reaction----who knows.

How sad to know we may be glutening ourselves when we felt we were being safe.
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We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:50 PM

Well, darn! I guess we all know we can't trust Pfizer, we have been warned enough times about this company. I have taken Xanax for years, only as needed. For the last several years it has been in a generic form. In September my doctor gave me a new RX for it and it is from Greenstone labs, I will be calling them today, if I can find a phone number for them. I do not know which lab my old pills were from now. I do know that taking them was always a big decision for me. I had to decide if I needed them bad enough right now to deal with tomorrow. When I take Xanax, the next day I usually have a bad day, a day of jumpiness, on edge, a day where anything can set me off--could that have been a gluten reaction----who knows.

How sad to know we may be glutening ourselves when we felt we were being safe.

You've been glutened. I had similar symptoms, and other reactions, the day(s) after taking Greenstone's Alprazom, which is generic Xanax.

Sorry to tell you this, but Greenstone is owned by Pfizer, and the ingredients, including gluten, are the same in both companies' Xanax. We called Pfizer and confirmed it.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:19 AM

I too called Pfizer today and talked with their pharmicist--he confirmed it too. Greenstone is their company and makes their generic which also contains gluten. I told him how unfair they have been to us--first telling us it is gluten free, only to have lied to us. How disgusting is that. It makes me so sad.
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We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:29 PM

Novopharm alprazolam IS gluten free.


Is there any official documentation that Novopharm alprazolam is gluten free, such as on their website(s)?
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 02:31 AM

When the prescribed medication contains gluten, an option sometimes is to use a pharmacy that does its own compounding. An example is Stokes Pharmacy in Mt. Laural, NJ. I attended a support group meeting in Cherry Hill where the pharmacy owner talked about the process. They can check the medication and identify which component contains the gluten. If the component is just the filler, they can often compound the medication using a different filler. Sometimes, they can change the medication from a tablet to a liquid.

The URL for Stokes Pharmacy is http://www.stokesrx.com/ There are no doubt other pharmacies that provide the same service.
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:24 AM

I was on it for years then found out it was not gluten-free, My Dr switched me to Ativan...he said its gluten-free, sure hope hes right!
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:11 AM

Novopharm told me on the phone that it is gluten free.

Along with Mylan.

Actavis does not test, so they can't guarantee.

I found the Mylan at my Walmart pharmacy but the other pharmacies in my town used Actavis and Greenstone
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10-06 Diagnosed Urinary Tract Infection (Allergic to Cipro, Bactrim, Macrobid, Doxycycline, Monocycline, Penicillin) - This UTI is still present with no symptoms.
10-06 Diagnosed "Acid Reflux" (Nexium didn't work)
12-06 Endoscopy diagnosed Gastritis (Negative Bioposy)
12-06 Negative bloodwork for Celiac Disease, Diagnosed "Gastroparesis" - Started Zelnorm
1-07 Diagnosed "IBS-C" - Still taking Zelnorm
3-07 HIDA scan to check gallbladder which was fully functional.
3-07 Zelnorm taken off market, started Domperidone
4-21-07 Emergency Appendectomy (FUUUNN!)
7-24-07 Enterolab results came back positive
Gluten Free since that night....
...Still not feeling great.


"Don't expect constant success, but strive for constant growth."




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