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Posted 26 November 2004 - 10:31 PM

Hi everybody, I desperately need help. Does anyone know of any antibiotics that are gluten free. I had a root canal done on Wednesday, and I have an infection. The dentist describe clindamycin but it states on the company website that if you have any gastro. problems you should not take it. Any help would be much appreciated thank you.

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 10:47 PM

According to this first list it is gluten-free. But I would still contact the manufacturer to find out why the don't recommend using it for people with gastro diseases. Even gluten-free it might not be the best choice. I posted two lists and their websites, so you might be able to get your dentist to order you another kind. I hope you feel better soon.
God bless,

Here is list of Antibiotics from: http://homepage.mac....c/GFmedlist.pdf

Amoxicillin Caps, oral susp., tabs, chewable Mylan (800 796-9526), Teva, Bristol-
Myers Squibb (800-321-1335)
Ampicillin Caps, oral susp. Teva; Mylan (800 796-9526)
Augmentin Tabs, liq
Avelox Tabs Bayer Pharmaceutical
Bactine Bayer Consumer
Bactrim, Bactrim DS Tabs, liquid Women First, Roche (800 526-6367)
Betadine Alcon
Biaxin, Biaxin XL all Abbott (800-255-5162)
Bicillin Monarch
Ceclor Eli Lilly/ Dista
Cefaclor Eli Lilly/ Dista, Mylan (800 796-9526), Teva
Cefalexin Caps, oral susp, powder Teva,, Mylan (800 796-9526)
Cefzil Tabs, oral susp. Bristol-Myers Squibb (800-321-1335)
Cinobac Watson, Eli Lilly/ Dista
Cipro Tabs, oral susp. Bayer Pharmaceutical
Cleocin Sol, gel, lotion, pediatric Pharmacia & Upjohn
Clindamycin gel, sol, lotion, HCL caps, Pharmacia & Upjohn
Clindamycin Watson, Teva

Coly-Mycin M Inj. Monarch
Dicloxacillin Teva
Dicloxacillin sodium Caps Bristol-Myers Squibb (800-321-1335)
Doxycycline Hyclate Caps, tabs Watson
Monohydrate Caps Watson
Duricef Caps, oral susp., tabs Bristol-Myers Squibb (800-321-1335)
Dynapen Oral sol. Bristol-Myers Squibb (800-321-1335)
E.E.S. All Abbott (800-255-5162)
Ery-Tab all Abbott (800-255-5162)
Erythrocin Stearate Abbott (800-255-5162)
Flagyl Tabs Pharmacia & Upjohn
Floxin Tabs Ortho McNeil
Furoxone Tabs, liq Roberts
Isoniazid Barr
Keflex Eli Lilly/ Dista
Levaquin Inj, tabs Ortho McNeil
Lorabid Caps, susp Eli Lilly/ Dista; Monarch
Macrobid Caps Procter & Gamble Pharm
Minocycline Teva
Minocycline HCl Caps Watson
Neosporin All Pfizer Consumer
Noroxin Merck (800-942-7344)
Omnicef all Abbott (800-255-5162)
Pediazole Ross
PCE 333, 500 Tabs Abbott (800-255-5162)
Rifadin Caps Aventis 5
Septra, Septra DS Tabs, susp Monarch
Tequin Bristol-Myers Squibb (800-321-1335)
Trimox Caps, susp, tabs Bristol-Myers Squibb (800-321-1335)
Triple Antibiotic Oint Rugby
Vancocin HCl Oral Eli Lilly/ Dista
Veetids Susp, tabs Bristol-Myers Squibb (800-321-1335)
Vermox Chewable tabs MCNEIL (800-542-5365)
Vibramycin Caps, tabs, susp, syrup Pfizer (800-438-1985) (884 381-1985)
Zithromax Tabs Purdue Frederick

Here is another list of Antibiotics from: http://www.glutenfre.../Glutenlist.htm

Acyclovir (TEVA, Roxane,Schein, Novapharm)
Amoxicillin (Apothecon,Novapharm,TEVA)
Amoxicillin chewable (Novapharm,TEVA)
Augmentin tabs and liquids
Bactrim (tabs & liq)
Biaxin (tabs/liquid)
Cefaclor (Novapharm)
Cephalexin (TEVA, Novopharm)
Coly-Mycin M Inj
Cortisporin Cream & Oint
Dicloxacillin (Bristol-Myers-Squibb)
Diflucan tabs
Doxycycline (Zenith/Goldline)
Erythromycin tabs (Abbott labs)
Flagyl tabs
Furoxone (tabs & liquid)
Isoniazid 100 & 300 mg (West-Ward labs)
Levaquin (all strengths)
Minocycline caps (Schein)
Neosporin (all forms)
Procaine Pen G (Monarch)
Proloprim (status unsure)
Septra (tabs & liq)
SMZ-TMP (generic Bactrim-Lemmon Pharm)
Suprax susp
Suprax tabs-contain gluten
Trovan (all strengths)
Vibramycin (tabs & caps)
Zithromax (caps & suspension)
Zovirax tabs and caps
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 06:48 AM


In addition to celiac disease, I have hypothyroidism. Does anyone know if the various thyroid medications, particularly Armour Thyroid and the generic Qualitest Thyroid are gluten-free?

I found this description below for Armour thyroid, but Qualitest seems a sketchy organization at best--their thyroid medicine was recalled last summer for faulty expiration dates.

"The Armourô Thyroid product manufactured by Forest Pharmaceuticals contains:

1. Thyroid Powder, USP
2. Dextrose, Anhydrous
3. Microcrystalline Cellulose, NF
4. Sodium Starch Glycolate, NF
5. Calcium Stearate, NF
6. Opadry White (titanium dioxide used as a whitening agent)"

It seems that only the sodium starch glycolate is a potential problem, as it can be made from wheat.

Anyone with some experience in this? Thanks,
Seosamh (show-suv--Irish for Joseph)
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 08:47 AM

Ooh, I'll have to save the links........good to have an antibiotic/med. list handy.
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 01:07 PM


I just thought that I would add my 2 cents worth. ;) Do you have a good pharmacist? I take about 12 prescription medications a month (14-20 pills a day), and I have learned to take advantage of any help that is available. My pharmacist has listed my gluten-intolerance under the "allergy" section in his computer- that way, when he goes to fill a new prescription for me, a reminder pops up on his screen that he needs to call the pharmaceutical company and make sure the medication is gluten-free. I still look up over-the-counter meds. myself, but I figure, with the price I pay for my prescription meds., this should be a service that he is willing to provide. Just my thoughts...hope it's helpful. -Julie B)
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Posted 27 November 2004 - 02:17 PM

i know this thread is for antibiotics, and i posted this somewhere else, but i just want to say again i got a full list of over the counter meds from walgreens. it's great. just ask your local walgreens (they gave me a printout, not a computer file).
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Posted 26 December 2004 - 04:43 PM

I asked at my local walgreens and the pharmacist didn't know of any such list. Oh well, I guess you have a special walgreens where you are.
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Posted 27 December 2004 - 06:26 AM

I always to into www.glutenfreedrugs.com

They have a very good list.

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 04:54 PM

Also this list--but it's not as good as the glutenfreedrugs.com list:

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