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Hello all! Does anyone take the Claritin non drowsy reditabs for indoor and outdoor allergies? Its the dissolvable ones. I was prescribed loratadine as prescription but pharmacist told me the pill form had gluten in its ingredients and that this Claritin reditabs were gluten free. I will call manufacture company as well just wanted to see if my fellow celiacs took this or what type of allergy medicine do you guys take? Any advice is helpful. Also for my post nasal drip I was prescribed Fluticasone Propionate Nasal spray. I have yet to use this as it is the generic equivalent for Flonase. Anyone know if it is gluten free? The manufacturing company said they could not state if it was free of gluten because they do not test it but she did say nothing in the inactive ingredients looks like it contains gluten???? I really  need to you a nasal spray as I cannot breathe or swallow due to allergies in the air.

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If your pharmacist said the Claritin is safe it likely is. He did let you know that the script wasn't safe so it sounds like he is knowledgeable. As far as the nasal mist the company gave you a typical CYA statement. It should be safe from a gluten standpoint. Hope you feel better soon.


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I use the generic loratadine tabs, AllerClear, from Costco.  The bottle states that it's gluten free.  I switched to it a couple of weeks ago to see if it would work better than the generic cetrizene HCL I'd been taking for a while, Aller-Tec, also from Costco. My allergies have been worse since the switch though it's possible it's due to increased pollens and not that the AllerClear is less effective.  But both say they are gluten free.  I do not know about the reditabs but if you are taking them only to avoid a pill form that contains gluten, you might take a look at the Costco brand or another generic.  Also, I've found that some pharmacists are not very knowledgable about gluten and may state there is gluten if there is corn.

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14 minutes ago, KEMB said:

I use the generic loratadine tabs, AllerClear, from Costco.  The bottle states that it's gluten free.  I switched to it a couple of weeks ago to see if it would work better than the generic cetrizene HCL I'd been taking for a while, Aller-Tec, also from Costco. My allergies have been worse since the switch though it's possible it's due to increased pollens and not that the AllerClear is less effective.  But both say they are gluten free.  I do not know about the reditabs but if you are taking them only to avoid a pill form that contains gluten, you might take a look at the Costco brand or another generic.  Also, I've found that some pharmacists are not very knowledgable about gluten and may state there is gluten if there is corn.

I use both those Costco (Kirkland) brands cetirizine HCL and Ranitidine.  I also use Claritin D 12 hour too.  I think the Reditabs  are gluten free based on the website, but check the label or post the ingredients if in doubt.  Those are great for faster allergy relief. 


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Thanks for the response, all helpful. Here is the ingredients for the Claritin reditabs:  anhydrous citric acid, gelatin, mannitol, and mint flavor. And here is the ingredients for the nasal spray: An aqueous suspension containing the active ingredient fluticasone propionate USP, and the inactive ingredients 0.02% w/w microcrystalline cellulose and carboxymethylcellulose sodium, dextros, 0.02% w/w benzalkonium chloride, polysorbate 80, and 0.25% w/w phenylethyl alcohol, and has a pH between 5 and 7. Does anyone see anything suspicious I am still new at looking up unusual hidden gluten sources.

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The nasal spray is safe, per the 2017 gluten-free drug list, but check the list as there are a few different manufacturers.  

http://www.glutenfreedrugs.com/newlist.htm

Claritin is fine.  

Get a Nedi pot.  Helps tremendously.  It is safe.....100% gluten free.  Just use pre-boiled and the cooled water.  

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