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i take blood pressure meds once a day. my script ran out and i kept forgetting to call my dr, so i didn't take them for a few weeks. then i started taking them and got D - called the pharmacy when i was first dx and they said the drug was gluten free. but i looked up the inert ingredients (gel capsules) and found out they are made of some kind of starch. so i called the pharmacy again and asked if i could take the medicine out of the capsules (no prob) so i tried that and it worked. i have almost a whole months supply left and one refill but i think i'm going to see if i can change to a different kind. in the meantime, it's a pain to get those little capsules open and i put the powder in a little sugar water and have not been having a problem. so i thought i would pass this info on. it was another minor 'tweak' that i wouldn't have thought of and something to consider if you can't figure out what's making you sick! have a great day :)

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i take blood pressure meds once a day. my script ran out and i kept forgetting to call my dr, so i didn't take them for a few weeks. then i started taking them and got D - called the pharmacy when i was first dx and they said the drug was gluten free. but i looked up the inert ingredients (gel capsules) and found out they are made of some kind of starch. so i called the pharmacy again and asked if i could take the medicine out of the capsules (no prob) so i tried that and it worked. i have almost a whole months supply left and one refill but i think i'm going to see if i can change to a different kind. in the meantime, it's a pain to get those little capsules open and i put the powder in a little sugar water and have not been having a problem. so i thought i would pass this info on. it was another minor 'tweak' that i wouldn't have thought of and something to consider if you can't figure out what's making you sick! have a great day :)

I take the digestive enzyme, Creon, that has artificial coloring in the capsule. I don't like ingesting that but haven't wanted to bother opening it up and sprinkling it on food. If you can do it, I can do it! Maybe :unsure:

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Glad to hear that you called the pharmecy first and glad it has workied out for you. Some meds you can't do that with so if others want to try it do call and ask the pharm first.

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Glad to hear that you called the pharmecy first and glad it has workied out for you. Some meds you can't do that with so if others want to try it do call and ask the pharm first.

i was worried with it being 'time released' being as i only take it once daily. some meds, if you alter them, release all at once and that would be not a good thing. but these were ok. and, yes, if you are going to do this please check and make sure :)

funny, the next thing i am going to check/call about the probiotics (in a capsule) i use - greek yogurt works better than them!

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