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Theraflu Powder Has Gluten
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why is it so hard to find current info on meds? grrrr. just thought i'd share something from the theraflu site. under the powders section it had a faq and one said does this have gluten?

"Yes. This product contains a trace amount of gluten (<10.0 parts per million)."

Of course their other products did not even have a faq so i could check if those were safe.

I guess I'll be coughing all night again for the third night in a row. :(

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why is it so hard to find current info on meds? grrrr. just thought i'd share something from the theraflu site. under the powders section it had a faq and one said does this have gluten?

"Yes. This product contains a trace amount of gluten (<10.0 parts per million)."

Of course their other products did not even have a faq so i could check if those were safe.

I guess I'll be coughing all night again for the third night in a row. :(

I sent you this link on your other thread:

Check here: (and scroll down)

http://www.glutenfreedrugs.com/

Hope you feel better soon. :)

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Thanks!

Have you tried honey lemon tea? It's been proven in some small studies that honey is more effective than any cough medicine. You could just have a spoonful of honey. I also like cherry bark extract/tincture, works really good on me, every time. I have to usually get the kid one because the regular one has grain alcohol. Tastes good, too!

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Have you tried honey lemon tea? It's been proven in some small studies that honey is more effective than any cough medicine. You could just have a spoonful of honey. I also like cherry bark extract/tincture, works really good on me, every time. I have to usually get the kid one because the regular one has grain alcohol. Tastes good, too!

Thanks for the suggestions! Hubby found me a cough syrup made by Vicks called Nature Fusion, at Rite Aid. It actually says gluten free on the label. Amazing! Just took some so we'll see if it does its job...

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Thanks for the suggestions! Hubby found me a cough syrup made by Vicks called Nature Fusion, at Rite Aid. It actually says gluten free on the label. Amazing! Just took some so we'll see if it does its job...

How ya doin, Marie?

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why is it so hard to find current info on meds? grrrr. just thought i'd share something from the theraflu site. under the powders section it had a faq and one said does this have gluten?

"Yes. This product contains a trace amount of gluten (<10.0 parts per million)."

Of course their other products did not even have a faq so i could check if those were safe.

I guess I'll be coughing all night again for the third night in a row. sad.gif

But the new proposed standard is <20 ppm. So would one not consider Theraflu safe then???

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But the new proposed standard is <20 ppm. So would one not consider Theraflu safe then???

Some people are more sensitive than that. I live by the rule that no amount of gluten is ever safe. I will not knowingly ingest gluten, on purpose, no matter how small the amount. I have gotten extremely sick from "gluten free" products that are below 20 ppm in the past so clearly I am someone who can not live by that proposed standard. It isn't simply because I got sick though, it made me rethink the whole philosophy of it. Because of how potentially dangerous it is to us, no amount of gluten is ever okay, period. Why the hell should we knowingly risk a product with gluten when we are already sick when there are perfectly good products on the market that are gluten free?

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Some people are more sensitive than that. I live by the rule that no amount of gluten is ever safe. I will not knowingly ingest gluten, on purpose, no matter how small the amount. I have gotten extremely sick from "gluten free" products that are below 20 ppm in the past so clearly I am someone who can not live by that proposed standard. It isn't simply because I got sick though, it made me rethink the whole philosophy of it. Because of how potentially dangerous it is to us, no amount of gluten is ever okay, period. Why the hell should we knowingly risk a product with gluten when we are already sick when there are perfectly good products on the market that are gluten free?

this makes me furious. I believe the standard in Ireland, where Celiac is RAMPANT, is 2 ppm. What the FDA is proposing is really not acceptable

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I believe the standard in Ireland, where Celiac is RAMPANT, is 2 ppm.

Ireland follows European rules. "Gluten-free" is <20 ppm. Read more here.

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Some people are more sensitive than that. I live by the rule that no amount of gluten is ever safe. I will not knowingly ingest gluten, on purpose, no matter how small the amount. I have gotten extremely sick from "gluten free" products that are below 20 ppm in the past so clearly I am someone who can not live by that proposed standard. It isn't simply because I got sick though, it made me rethink the whole philosophy of it. Because of how potentially dangerous it is to us, no amount of gluten is ever okay, period. Why the hell should we knowingly risk a product with gluten when we are already sick when there are perfectly good products on the market that are gluten free?

But if something is labeled "gluten free," and there are things labeled gluten free here in the the USA (I will assume <200 ppm) and those are the preferred products, how will you know? That just means they're <200 ppm. Unless you are referring to a cave man/whole food diet perhaps.

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But if something is labeled "gluten free," and there are things labeled gluten free here in the the USA (I will assume <200 ppm) AND those are the preferred products, how will you know? That just means they're <200 ppm. Unless you are referring to a cave man/whole food diet perhaps.

I state this is reference to the earlier post that notes Theraflu was stated to have <10.0 ppm of gluten, well below the current USA standard for "gluten free" which is what we're eating. Does anyone see what I'm trying to say? It would seem to reason Theraflu is as or "more gluten free" than the standard gluten free products we're eating now. Thus safe for Celiacs.

The question is: Do celiacs use Theraflu?

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I state this is reference to the earlier post that notes Theraflu was stated to have <10.0 ppm of gluten, well below the current USA standard for "gluten free" which is what we're eating. Does anyone see what I'm trying to say? It would seem to reason Theraflu is as or "more gluten free" than the standard gluten free products we're eating now. Thus safe for Celiacs.

The question is: Do celiacs use Theraflu?

I do not personally use the product, for lack of need, but if I had a need I would probably use it.

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