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I am not a doctor, but celiac disease and depression are linked. I experienced a bit of anxiety before I was diagnosed. I guess being anemic, in the last year before menopause and thyroid swings made me bit crazy! But that has since resolved after going gluten free. Anemia gone, made it through menopause without surgery, and the thyroid....stable for a while, but a little off again.

Perhaps you might feel better too? Talk to your doctor and do some research.


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I am not a doctor, but celiac disease and depression are linked. I experienced a bit of anxiety before I was diagnosed. I guess being anemic, in the last year before menopause and thyroid swings made me bit crazy! But that has since resolved after going gluten free. Anemia gone, made it through menopause without surgery, and the thyroid....stable for a while, but a little off again.

Perhaps you might feel better too? Talk to your doctor and do some research.

Is fluoxetine, 20 mg tablet by Teva gluten free.  I got the normal run around by the company.  Appreciate any info.

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Most companies will not say a medication is gluten-free.  The standard answer of "There are no gluten ingredients in it but we cannot guarantee there is not and we don't test the finished product", is because pharmaceutical companies don't routinely test for gluten so they are covering their hiney with that statement.  Cross-contamination is not going to be an issue, because as they don't want other medications in the next batch, they have very stringent manufacturing practices in place to prevent that.  There also are not a lot of medications that do contain gluten.

 

Bottom line: As long as there isn't a gluten-containing ingredient in a prescription drug, you are good to go.  

 

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

 

And a great place to look up ingredients in medications(put manufacturer name in label author box):  http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/pillimage/search.php

 

Per that website, the Teva 20mg fluoxetine has corn starch specified, and no other suspect ingredients.  gluten-free.  Just like any product, information can change over time so I like to re-verify my pills yearly, and calling manufacturer is the best source of information.  But remember, they will usually not claim a drug is gluten-free, and will include the CYA statement.  Don't let it scare you off from taking a necessary medication.


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Most companies will not say a medication is gluten-free.  The standard answer of "There are no gluten ingredients in it but we cannot guarantee there is not and we don't test the finished product", is because pharmaceutical companies don't routinely test for gluten so they are covering their hiney with that statement.  Cross-contamination is not going to be an issue, because as they don't want other medications in the next batch, they have very stringent manufacturing practices in place to prevent that.  There also are not a lot of medications that do contain gluten.

 

Bottom line: As long as there isn't a gluten-containing ingredient in a prescription drug, you are good to go.  

 

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

 

And a great place to look up ingredients in medications(put manufacturer name in label author box):  http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/pillimage/search.php

 

Per that website, the Teva 20mg fluoxetine has corn starch specified, and no other suspect ingredients.  gluten-free.  Just like any product, information can change over time so I like to re-verify my pills yearly, and calling manufacturer is the best source of information.  But remember, they will usually not claim a drug is gluten-free, and will include the CYA statement.  Don't let it scare you off from taking a necessary medication.

Thank you very much for the info.

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