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hi all, How would I find out if there's gluten in my blood pressure med?

thanks

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hi all, How would I find out if there's gluten in my blood pressure med?

thanks

You would first ask your pharmacist, and if they don't know (which is somewhat likely), you would call the manufacturer of the drug (given to you by the pharmacist if it's a generic, along with the phone number), and ask them. You can check the www.glutenfreedrug.com site, but calling the company is a bit more guaranteed. (I've use the list without any problems, however, so I'm not trying to speak bad about the list; I just don't know how often it's updated.)

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What is your med? Somebody here might know.

richard

Clan Thompson has a free download of gluten free medication. It might be mentioned there if it is gluten-free. The best way to know for sure is to contact the manufacturer.

Cindy

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I take 2 BP meds--I called the companies and verified they are gluten free--Norvasc and Lisinopril. The Lisisopril is a genaric from Sandoz Labs. Hope this helps. :)

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thank you all for the help

my BP med is called Nifedipine...gene name is Procardia

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thank you bunches..you're faster than me lol was going to head over there later

I appreciate the help :D

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hi all, How would I find out if there's gluten in my blood pressure med?

thanks

Dr Murray at the Mayo Clinic, one of the most highly respected celiac specialists, gave me these 2 sites for checking if a medication is gluten free.

www.clanthompson.com

Click on "Celiac Site", then on "Resources", then on "Free Info List".

or

www.glutenfreedrugs.com

Hope this helps you.

Hugs

Bridget

My pharmasist has no clue about gluten and I've had to change pharmacies 3 times for that exact problem, until Dr. Murray gave me these.

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bridget..thank you for the sites, I will had them to my growing list lol :D

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When I broke my collarbone, I was really scared I wouldn't be able to take any meds for the pain, as I'm not very trusting of ingredients in prescriptions. My doctor looked into several meds and they all had either a starch base or lactose base. We contacted a pharmacy that does a lot of special orders and the pharmacist was able to get a narcotic in straight powder form and put it in a methycellulose capsule. He also does a lot of meds in suppository form :blink: for those who want to avoid taking pills completely. He works with a lot of Celiacs (he totally understood my situation, which is rare-normally I'll get a blank stare). If you're in the Denver area, check him out-Wise pharmacy in Littleton.

Nadia

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