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Gluten-free Medicines?

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My daughter is sick right now, just a very mild Earinfection- still her fever spikes over 105. Naturally I treated her with Motrin, little did I know that only the newer packages are glutenfree- gluten and caseinfree to be exact! I was already wondering why she had the runs and extremely bad and stinky gas, even though she was glutenfree and dind't get better. I unintentionally was glutening her. don't they have to write on the package when there is gluten int he Medicine? Most of the Chidlrens Tylenol ones seem to ahve it too, eceopt the Grapeflavor ones or so in the liquids, gues hwat I got- NOT the Grape flavored one!

do we have a list someplace here that shows you in one look what is glutenfree in Meds and what not?

We have the 1 yr. checkup for my daughter today, are the shots glutenfree as well? She got no problems with the Eggprotein that's in most the shots, but I wonder how would she react now if there was Gluten in it? I'll be calling the Hotlines of the Meds for it!


Susi with Shayden and Brandy

Shayden, pos. with DQ 2, pos. for Glutensensitivity with Tissuetransglutaminase Stool TgA 45 Units

Brandy, pos. with DQ2 + DQ8, DX Celiac Nov.07, gluten-free since Nov. 1st 07, Tissuetransglutaminase Stool TgA 63 Units

Me: Gastroscopy negative f. Celiac, IBS, Oesophagitis, Hiatus-Hernia

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

also:

http://www.glutenfreedrugs.com/ (lists several links about different medicines)

My kids have bowel problems whenever I give them Motrin, too, but they've been new bottles. I think the problem is the Motrin itself can be a little hard on the tummy.

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Susi -

Several other Children's Tylenol medicines, not just the grape flavor, are gluten free. I just received an e-mail with a long list verifying this since I also became concerned after your post - I had non-grape flavored Children's Tylenol, too, that I had been giving my kids.

"The following McNeil products have been tested and do not contain detectable levels of gluten:

Children's TYLENOL® Meltaways Grape Punch

Children's TYLENOL® Meltaways Bubblegum Burst

Children's TYLENOL® Meltaways Wacky Watermelon

Children's TYLENOL® Suspension Grape*

Children's TYLENOL® Suspension Bubblegum*

Children's TYLENOL® Suspension Cherry Blast

Children's TYLENOL® Suspension Strawberry*

Children's TYLENOL® Flavor Packets Bubblegum

Children's TYLENOL® Flavor Packets Chocolate

Children's TYLENOL® Flavor Packets Apple

Children's TYLENOL® Flavor Packets Strawberry

Infant's TYLENOL® Drops Cherry

Infant's TYLENOL® Drops Grape

Jr. TYLENOL® Meltaways Grape Punch

Jr. TYLENOL® Meltaways Bubblegum Burst

Children's TYLENOL® Cold Suspension Grape

Children's TYLENOL® Plus Cold Chewable Tablets

Children's TYLENOL® Plus Cold & Cough Chewable Tablets Cherry

Children's TYLENOL® Plus Cold & Cough Suspension Cherry

Infant's TYLENOL® Drops Plus Cold

TYLENOL® Allergy Sinus Caplets*

TYLENOL® Sinus Day Caplets

TYLENOL® Sinus Severe Congestion

TYLENOL® Cold Severe Congestion Caplets

TYLENOL® Severe Cold & Flu Liquid

TYLENOL® Cold Day Non Drowsy Caplet

Simply Stuffy

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