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Thank you for contacting Chattem, Inc. regarding our product, Kaopectate.

The Kaopectate liquid contains gluten. The Kaopectate Caplets also

contain gluten. However, they have been discontinued and are no

longer available.

If we can be of further assistance, please write to us at P.O. Box

2219 , Chattanooga , TN 37409 .

Here is my response from Chattem, the makers of Kaopectate. I had

checked www.glutenfreedrugs

.com, which had it listed as OK. Just a

reminder to double check info you find on-line directly if you can.


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Dx'd Aspergers June 2009

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I was giving this to my son. The bottle doesn't say anything about gluten ingredients. I thought it had to be listed. I guess I should toss it.


Kris -gluten intolerant, DH diagnosed without a biopsy

Mom to:

Kevin-11 food allergies, celiac

Owen-8 gluten intolerant

Alex- 5 gluten intolerant

Luke- 3/1/07 not planning on introducing gluten, still breastfeeding

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That's very surprising. The ingredients are almost exactly like Pepto-Bismol (without all the colorings). It's just a white Pepto-Bismol. I remember as a kid, my mother giving PB to me and it making my stomach hurt worse. I've always chalked it up (no pun intended) as an intolerance to Bismuth Subsalicylate, the active ingredient in both products. They both are for diarrheal and upset stomach.

I prefer to use Immodium AD (tablets, not liquid) for diarrheal. And Tums for upset stomach. If I had to take a liquid upset stomach reliever, I'd take Maalox. It's like liquid Tums, with an antigas (simethicone). It doesn't look like it has gluten, but neither does Kaopectate.

best regards, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

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The gastro just told me that some maalox has gluten and to check first. I'm not sure what kind has gluten. I have one in my fridge but it doesn't look like it has gluten either..


Kris -gluten intolerant, DH diagnosed without a biopsy

Mom to:

Kevin-11 food allergies, celiac

Owen-8 gluten intolerant

Alex- 5 gluten intolerant

Luke- 3/1/07 not planning on introducing gluten, still breastfeeding

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The gastro just told me that some maalox has gluten and to check first. I'm not sure what kind has gluten. I have one in my fridge but it doesn't look like it has gluten either..

Hi I dont know where I have it, but I could look or you can just go to the site and send a note.. I did and they amswered very quickly... I believe the classic is gluten-free.. but dont take my word// please ck for your self.. i have the respons sitting on my desk in a huge pile that i need to put into my book.. lol.. the stack is getting bigger but not my book i keep all letters in.. lol..

feeel better.. lynn


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