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AdeleMundy

Medication methylprednisolone and sulfasalazine

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Hey everyone,
My doctor recently prescribed me methylprednisolone and sulfasalazine but the pharmacy flagged the medications as potentially containing gluten (I now love Wegman’s Pharmacy). Has anyone one here taken either of these with success? I'm looking for brand names that don't have gluten.

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@RMJ Thanks. I should have mentioned, I'm looking for brands that don't have gluten, but haven't had much luck online.

I used to use CVS but they kept forgetting to check for gluten. Wegman's is great because they call up the manufacturer for me every time I have a new prescription since I'm registered as celiac in their system.

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Here is the FDA list of manufacturers, if my link works.  It is on the 4th page of "S" drugs. Just click on the drug name.  methylprednisolone is on the 4th page of Ms.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/daf/index.cfm?event=browseByLetter.page&productLetter=S&ai=0

They may not all be making it any more, but this may be a place to start.  The generic companies often have websites.

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No, it won't tell you that, you'd have to call each manufacturer, if their website still lists it as a product.  Based on the ingredients I found for sulfasalazine from one manufacturer (Greenstone) I'm not sure why it isn't safe, but that seems to be the consensus on the internet.  Greenstone had starch but didn't list the source, that might be the problem.  Or maybe it is how the active ingredient itself is produced, or maybe it is made on shared equipment, or...

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On 9/13/2017 at 7:08 PM, AdeleMundy said:

Thanks again for all the help!

Yes, my pharmacy said the issue was "pregelatinized starch" from an unknown source, so I think your first guess was right. I'll call them up now that I have a list to work with. I'll let you know what I find!

Did you ever find out if this was in fact not safe to take? I have been taking it from the same Greenstone manufacturers and have felt worse. 

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