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I've been taking generic ativan and not sure if it is gluten-free. I can't seem to find the manufacturer but have been feeling sick. I am also taking Nystatin by Teva Pharm....I can't get any information from them either.

I check both meds on the gluten-free drug list and neither are on there. they DO list lorazepam which is generic ativan as being gluten-free but they only list the one company that makes it. I'm assuming that other forms of lorazepam have gluten.

If it's not on the list does that mean that it has gluten?

I've also started on Nystatin for Candida and seem to be feeling really sick form it. It wakes me during the night and am sooo nauseous and sick. maybe it is just the drug itself.

this is soooo confusing and it's driving me crazy...especially when you get sick and you try to figure out where it came from.

any help would be appreciated.

thanks,

mel

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Well, Teva Pharm just contacted me and told me that Nystatin is gluten-free! It is made with corn starch.

I've been starting to question my allergy to corn. I never thought I had one but all of the blood tests and the York test came back postive for corn allergy. Could this be making me sick.

Has anyone else had a corn allergy and reacted to corn starch in the meds?

I don't know what to think anymore.

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Hi...i guess this is about 3 years late seeing the date on your message =) but the sickness could (or i guess could have) been from the dye-off of the candida. The nystatin will kill the yeast but then that died-off yeast will make you sick as its leaving your body...but better than then having it there forever making you sick :) I hope you are better now

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Well, for those who may be reading this and wanting an answer...each drup company has their own ingredients. The drug must be made in the original form, yet the fillers can always be different. If the company making say Ativan, says it is gluten free, that does not mean the generic is gluten-free. You must always call the particular lab that makes the generic you are going to use. I call the pharmacy first, find out which generic they use, then I call the lab and ask for the ingredients.

I take Xanax occasionally, and we were told for years that it was gluten free. It is made my Pfizer. I was taking it and always having this weird reaction to it, yet was told it was gluten free. Years later, it came out that Pfizer had been lying all along...so I had to find a new supplier. I had been taking the generic made by Greenstone, which is a subsidiary of Pfizer, and also not gluten-free. I think there are 3 labs that make it gluten-free...Mylan Labs will always disclose the ingredients. Once I found Mylan Labs, then I had to find a pharmacy that used these generics. Sometimes it's not easy, yet it is necessary for us to find out first.

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To find out if a generic is gluten-free or not you really need the phone number of

the generic manufacturer. I have been asking the pharmacist what

generic he'll use and then before I fill the prescription I call the generic company

to find out if their product is gluten-free or not.

The scarey part is is when a food, or drug manufacturer for that matter, replies

that they don't know what's in their product because they do not know what

their raw goods suppliers use :o .....Keep in mind that a lot of pharmaceutical

raw material comes from China and the Asian continent...

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