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Some sources say it's not a guarantee, while others say it's gluten-free. It's not listed in my "Gluten-Free Grocery Shopping Guide 2011/2012 Edition," but it's listed as safe in the glutenfreedrugs.com list. So, which is it???

I see that it lists gelatinized starch as an ingredient.

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Some sources say it's not a guarantee, while others say it's gluten-free. It's not listed in my "Gluten-Free Grocery Shopping Guide 2011/2012 Edition," but it's listed as safe in the glutenfreedrugs.com list. So, which is it???

I see that it lists gelatinized starch as an ingredient.

i called the company maybe 6 months ago to confirm because of that starch thing- and she read off the ingredients to me- and she said that that starch was "Corn Gluten". so i assume that it is corn- and that it is safe- unless you are corn sensitive. i have a little difficulty with corn- similar to gluten- but it seems to be more mild- and more of a cumulative thing.

if u really dont feel safe- CVS now has a new bottle out- i believe it is Ibuprofen and it is actually labeled "Gluten free" and "Dye Free" :)

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I have been taking Advil since I was diagnosed in 2006 and I have not had one single problem. I take it fairly often. Just letting u know.

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Thank you both!!! That is exactly the information I needed! I'll use up what I have, but will buy CVS brand in the future (hopefully, cheaper too!).

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Very few companies that manufacture drugs will guarantee anything. If they tell you they don't add gluten, then it's gluten-free. Advil is indeed gluten-free.

richard

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Advil liquigels are not gluten free and I mistakenly took 2 yesterday that made me quite sick. You didn't specify what sort you are taking.

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I don't know about Advil (apparently some of their ibuprofen has gluten and some not!), but I went a few months ago to have an MRI at John Hopkins Hospital, and went into the pharmacy to buy some ibuprofen. The pharmacist called a few companies to check if their ibuprofen contained gluten, and Gericare assured her that theirs was gluten-free. You can buy it online, and its very inexpensive. I have been taking it for a few months. It is very effective for pain, and I have had no gluten reactions! I highly recommended it!

Good luck,

Malu

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This post started in 2011. Advil Liquidgels weren't on the market for sale at that time. I have heard the blue liquidgels have gluten in them. I had a sample and didn't keep the label to evaluate all the ingredients. I felt pretty sick after taking them!

Always read labels! Old information can soo wrong.

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I realize this post is old but I contacted Advil yesterday about their products and they are ALL gluten free in Canada. :) I did check the US Advil website (U.S.) as well and Advil is gluten free except for liqui-gels and Advil migraine. However, I did not contact them directly.

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