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Chance Of Gluten In Meds Very Low

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Good article:

 

http://celiac.org/live-gluten-free/glutenfreediet/gluten-medication/#6fZdcHbS3huqElSR.99

 

 

"The true chances of getting a medication that contains gluten is extremely small, but as a protector of your health, you should eliminate all risks by evaluating the ingredients in your medications."
 


 

 

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Awesome links, Thanks Karen!


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I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January 2013. I also have Lupus and Common Variable Immunodeficiency(CVID) for which I am on IVIG.

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gluten-free since June, 2011

It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!

Life is good!

 

 

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Those are herbal supplements, bartfull, not meds or vitamin supplements.  No one should use herbals unless they obtain guidance from a reputable doctor well versed in their use.  Too many interactions with other stuff and I have found that many of the OTC ones do little to help because many people use them on the fly, without knowing correct dosages.  Yes, it is still a problem that they don't contain what they should or contain things they shouldn't but for many Celiac's, its the meds and vitamins they have the most questions about.  I wouldn't trust any herbals unless they came from a good doctor, preferably Chinese.  They know their stuff!

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Well lately I have been crowing about what grapeseed extract. It has worked wonders for me as an anti-inflammatory.


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Got interrupted. (pesky customers! :lol: )

 

Anyway, I have been amazed at how well the grapeseed extract has worked on my (formerly) enflamed jaw. And I've been telling folks they ought to try it. Now I haven't had any problems with the brand I take, but if anyone else has tried the stuff from Walmart etc, I wanted to let them know. Plus there are other folks here who talk about herbal supplements they use. I just wanted to pass along the warning.


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This link is not working for me. I keep getting "page not found". Can someone please check it & re-post the link? Thanks!

 

Thanks Karen for the original post. :)


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This link is not working for me. I keep getting "page not found". Can someone please check it & re-post the link? Thanks!

 

Thanks Karen for the original post. :)

See if this works better.  Its in the article I linked to.

 

http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/pillimage/search.php


 

 

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Medications are held to a much higher regulatory standard than supplements are.  Medication manufacturers have things called Good Manufacturing Practices they have to adhere to... one big thing is preventing contamination from other medications. That is hinted at in the article when they talk about the air quality control that is required.  Basically, if they are keeping dust that contains other medications out of your medicine, everything else is being kept out, too, at the manufacturer's level.  I like how they talk about Olmesartan in this article and how it causes Celiac-like symptoms.  It is important to remember that not just that medication, many really, can cause gastrointestinal side effects, and remind ourselves that not everything is because of gluten.  

 

It makes me think of people who say they are allergic to medications because "it made me feel a little jumpy" or "it made me constipated", etc.  Not a true allergy.  Lots of medications cause stomach pain, "D", etc. and that is important to keep in mind.

 

Okay, I will end that rant... pharmacy technician/ pharmaceutical manufacturer in me talking here.  


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See if this works better.  Its in the article I linked to.

 

http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/pillimage/search.php

Thanks Karen! Got it now. Yay! Great link.


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That's odd because my personal pharmacist has a binder filled with medications that have gluten. She has called manufactures and, being a professional, been able to determine that many generics are made with cheaper binders, fillers, flavorings and coloring's that are not even determined to be gluten free or not.

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That's odd because my personal pharmacist has a binder filled with medications that have gluten. She has called manufactures and, being a professional, been able to determine that many generics are made with cheaper binders, fillers, flavorings and coloring's that are not even determined to be gluten free or not.

 

 

I don't find it odd that a pharmacist wouldn't know what gluten is or have a good list of gluten-free drugs.  Pharmacists and pharmacies are so overworked and understaffed, most don't have the time to actually look into all this.  We really have to check our meds ourselves and the second link is helpful for that.

 

This was done by NIH.


 

 

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That's odd because my personal pharmacist has a binder filled with medications that have gluten. She has called manufactures and, being a professional, been able to determine that many generics are made with cheaper binders, fillers, flavorings and coloring's that are not even determined to be gluten free or not.

Perhaps you could talk to your pharmacist and then share with us some of these meds that contain gluten. In almost fifteen years I have yet to find one myself. Keep in mind that "not gluten free" is a legal disclaimer and does not mean "contains gluten." But you said, "medications that have gluten," so please provide a few examples. It should be easy, after all, she "has a binder filled with medications that have gluten."

Peter

Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

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