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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I recently switched a prescription of mine and was concerned about gluten. I'm in my 2nd week of being gluten-free so I realize I'm not 100% yet but I'm doing my best. When I called the manufacturer, the person I spoke to was not very helpful. He gave me a very "legal, we're trying to cover our butts" answer but was never able to tell me if I my medicine is safe to take or not. He said it does not contain any gluten products but when I asked about trace amounts or cross contamination, he said "We cannot guarantee that it didn't come into contact with something that may contain gluten." He also said I should talk to my doctor about it. Umm, if the manufacturer can't tell me the answer, how the heck would my doctor know?!? Does anyone have any advice on this? I asked the pharmacist (who told me I wouldn't die over it so I should be fine) but I'm not totally satisfied with any of those answers. Should I try to call the manufacturer (Bayer) again and talk to someone else? I can't find anything online about it.

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You may want to inquire if any of us take that particular drug without problems. Chances are if there are no gluten ingredients it is going to be fine.

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You may want to inquire if any of us take that particular drug without problems. Chances are if there are no gluten ingredients it is going to be fine.

The drug is Beyaz w/Folate by Bayer. I know it's relatively new on the market. At least they were able to tell me that there are no gluten ingredients in the drug.

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I'd take it with no hesitation. CC during the process of making the drug is unlikely because the HUGE majority of medications do not contain gluten. As for any ingredient being contaminated, that's a chance you take with any product you ingest. It's just the way it is.

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I'd take it with no hesitation. CC during the process of making the drug is unlikely because the HUGE majority of medications do not contain gluten. As for any ingredient being contaminated, that's a chance you take with any product you ingest. It's just the way it is.

richard

Awesome, that puts my mind at ease! This forum has saved my butt so many times...what would I do without you great knowledgeable gluten-free people?!?

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