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I've been reading all the posts about Rolaids and there seems to be some confusion as to whether they truly are gluten free. Some people have mentioned cross contamination and some of the ingredients are questionable. Has anyone called the company? I'm going to call them on Monday but need an antacid now. I get very severe stomach pain if I get glutened, so I am not going to take any chances. What is the consensus?

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The Clan Thompson "Smart Drug List" has them listed as "UNKNOWN" with comment that "No Gluten ingredients are used but could be cross contaminated".

Their website says the same thing: (They are made by Pfizer) - They use no gluten-containing ingredients (and they specify gluten-grains) in any of their products, they cannot guarantee that CC did not occur during MFG process. This is a typical CYA drug-company (and most food company's too) response.

I have no reaction to Rolaids or any other Pfizer products.

But a miniscule amount of CC probably would not affect me - point to note.

I think ALL antacids are probably the same since they are all made by drug companies that ALWAYS CYA.

But have not checked that many.


Franceen

Diagnosed DH by Allergist via gluten-free Diet Success

Gluten-free since Dec 2005

Gluten-free works so why keep getting tests?

Neg skin biopsy & Neg bloodwork after gluten-free for 3 months

No Endoscopy - need to eat gluten for good test & won't do it

No other Allergies or major ailments!

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Thanks for writing so quickly. I had a bad reaction to a medicine last weekend, so I am being very careful. I'll check with Pfizer on Monday. I just looked up Mylanta and may try that. Anyone take it?

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Just a note about many antacids. I used to have bad "D" with them and talked to my doctor about it. He said that many like Tums and Rolaids clears the up set stomach by having a laxative action to them.

He recommends that we use Galvascon as it is gluten free and does the job with out the "D" and cramps problem. I use that all the time now.

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