I am about to start a new prescription, so I just checked with the manufacturer. Online this is their statement:
Contains Gluten:Product contains corn starch which contains a small amount of gluten, so it is not gluten free. However, it does not contain gliaden gluten, the type of gluten associated with celiac sprue.
I called to talk to someone, which was of no further help. How can something contain gluten that won't affect me? I asked if they tested the product. She said no, but again that the corn starch contains gluten. If corn starch doesn't bother me (which it doesn't) then I should be able to take it.
So are there trace amounts of gluten that are below the detectable amount (20ppm) or is there something else in this that really doesn't bother celiac patients??? I find their response absolutely confusing. If any of you can shed some light on this, it would be great!
The drug I'm hoping to take is a generic version of a known gluten free drug, so I can easily go back to the pharmacy and exchange it. But, with a partner out of work, I'm hoping to save 25 beans