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hello all. I was just diagnosed about a month ago and besides celiacs i have terrible allergies. I was taking Walgreen brand of Zyrtec Walzyr and it worked great as a daily med. But unfortunatly it was not gluten-free. Now i need another otc allergy med. I know Zyrtec is gluten-free but its so expensive. Is there another store brand that is known to be gluten-free?

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If you have a Wegmans near you give them a call at 1-800-WEGMANS. They will tell you whether their store brand is safe they are really good at giving answers about that as they are really celiac savvy. Sometimes it may take a return call but they will get back to you if they don't have the answer on hand.

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hello all. I was just diagnosed about a month ago and besides celiacs i have terrible allergies. I was taking Walgreen brand of Zyrtec Walzyr and it worked great as a daily med. But unfortunatly it was not gluten-free. Now i need another otc allergy med. I know Zyrtec is gluten-free but its so expensive. Is there another store brand that is known to be gluten-free?

Where did you get the info that the Walgreen brand of "Zyrtec" isn't gluten free? Any gluten info on the RiteAid brand?

I've been using Zyrtec for a long time, and the Kirkland brand (Costco) works fine for me also (no reactions). However, I had pretty bad "gluten" symptoms when I used the brand sold by RiteAid. I've been meaning to make some calls to the mfr, but haven't yet.

TIA.

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Where did you get the info that the Walgreen brand of "Zyrtec" isn't gluten free? Any gluten info on the RiteAid brand?

I've been using Zyrtec for a long time, and the Kirkland brand (Costco) works fine for me also (no reactions). However, I had pretty bad "gluten" symptoms when I used the brand sold by RiteAid. I've been meaning to make some calls to the mfr, but haven't yet.

TIA.

Walgreens pubishes a list of their gluten-free meds. Walzyr wasnt on it. Zyrtec as in the actual otc brand is fine. But my pharmacist told me alot of the store brands use gluten as a filler or binder. Could be she was mistaken but after being gluten-free for several weeks i was still having diarreah every day. I was told about the walzyr and omitted it and got better within a few days. Not sure about riteaid i am researching the meds now to see if i can find a cheaper alternative to buying the Zyrtec brand its very pricey.

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Singulair is apparently gluten-free. I've been taking it for a year or so and though it's expensive it seems to work.

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I use Benadryl, it's gluten-free and I never had a problem with it.

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