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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I have not been formally diagnosed with celiac. I have been on a Gluten-free Casein-free diet for two years at the request of my doctor, due to migraine headaches. I have learned alot and am pretty sure that I definitely have gluten intolerance. I recently learned that so much more than food contains gluten. Could my gluten containing equate allergy relief and equate ibubrophen that I often take daily be causing the bloating, gas, and some migraine problems I still am having?? It is So hard to find the real reasons for any of the symptoms. Hope that finding this forum will start to get me some answers.

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Could my gluten containing equate allergy relief and equate ibubrophen that I often take daily be causing the bloating, gas, and some migraine problems I still am having??

Simple answer is yes that could be an issue.

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Thank you and I thought so. I have been trying to research brands of ibuprophen and loratadine that are gluten and casein(just in case) free and am having no luck. I have an email in to equate(walmart) and am waiting for a reply, but I don't know of any other generic names to inquire.

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The drug companies are not required to list allergens on medications, so yes. If you look at your equate bottles, there's a toll free number on the back. Call them and ask if your medications are gluten-free. Any ingredient containing the word 'starch' is suspect, but it doesn't necesarily mean it contains wheat starch. Take a look at glutenfreedrugs.com, there's a list of gluten-free prescription meds and a list of ingredients that may contain wheat. Good luck!

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Thank You. I thought I finally had it all figured out with the food part. I think I am finally on the right track now. Will look on glutenfreedrugs.com

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Thank You. I thought I finally had it all figured out with the food part. I think I am finally on the right track now. Will look on glutenfreedrugs.com

If you do a search for contact info on a drug maker you can usually find a phone number or email address. I always double check with the maker especially with generics as the formulations can change.

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I have not been formally diagnosed with celiac. I have been on a Gluten-free Casein-free diet for two years at the request of my doctor, due to migraine headaches. I have learned alot and am pretty sure that I definitely have gluten intolerance. I recently learned that so much more than food contains gluten. Could my gluten containing equate allergy relief and equate ibubrophen that I often take daily be causing the bloating, gas, and some migraine problems I still am having?? It is So hard to find the real reasons for any of the symptoms. Hope that finding this forum will start to get me some answers.

Equate is normally pretty good if you call the number on the bottle they will look it up and tell you if it contains gluten or not.

Just an FYI I was at Costco this week and picked up my Kirkland brand of Claritin and Aleve, and right on both of the bottles they say "gluten free"! Ya! I called the company just to say Thank You! I love when products are labeled gluten free. Makes our lives so much easier! My old bottles of Kirkland of the same products did not say that. I was thankful they changed the labeling!

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I just called the CVS customer service number and they confirmed that the CVS brand loratadine is gluten-free. I didn't ask about CF, but they were EXTREMELY helpful and gave a very quick reply (actually while I was still on the phone). Just a tip, have the item with you (I called from the store) as they will need the item number of the produce located above the bar code. This was a big win for us as I take it everyday and have been buying brand Claritin for a year.

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