Jump to content
  • Sign Up

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

GFM

Montelukast (Generic Singulair)

Recommended Posts

I've read on glutenfreedrugs.com that the generics for Singulair do not contain gluten, but that the manufacturers do not test for its presence.  Has anyone encountered any problems taking a generic form of Singulair?  I'm mostly interested in Aurobindo (5mg) and Teva (10mg) as those are the brands my pharmacy uses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have never encountered a single manufacturer that tests for the presence of gluten. I have called many, and they will make their standard statement about it being gluten free, not using gluten ingredients, blah blah blah, but then say something to the effect of "we do not test our final products for the presence of gluten" which is considered a CYA statement. Or, cover your ass, which is a you can't sue us statement. Think though about the cleaning practices they have to have in place to prevent the contamination of one type of drug to another. I have absolutely no fear of CC from drug companies. There are, to the best of my knowledge, no manufacturers that actually test for the presence of gluten.

 

FWIW the only drug I take on a daily basis is a TEVA brand drug. Also, my personal policy is to actually call each manufacturer about each drug, I do not use those online lists. The manufacturer will have the most relevant and up to date information available. A few manufacturers will actually have the information listed on their website, which saves a phone call, but the calls rarely take more than 5-10 minutes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If  you are waiting to find one that is tested for gluten....you may be waiting for a long time.  No gluten ingredients sounds fine to me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...