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Beth P.

Caramel In Robitussin Products

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I'm sure this is an old old question/problem. I'm getting pretty frustrated by how ubiquitous caramel is as an ingredient in so many many things. It is listed as a coloring and/or thickening agent in Robitussin Chest Congestion, which is just the guaifenesin,(no other therapeutic ingredient). Previous postings don't seem to mention this particular product much, focusing on DM and other similar ones. Caramel can have gluten or not, seemingly, depending on where it is made. And Robitussin has started hedging about how they "don't add gluten". Does anyone know how likely or unlikely it is that this product has glutin in its' caramel? Hate to take a chance but need some cough medicine.

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Thanks for the fast reply. I checked that drug list last night, but Robitussin Chest Congestion is not specifically listed on it. I think it's new, being just the guaifenesin, & isn't on many lists anywhere. Another posting has specifically said that 3 new products in the Robitussin line are declared to contain gluten. This is new. I avoid many latte flavorings that contain caramel coloring because I have had lots of problems with that ingredient. Both in the past & recently. It may be something else in caramel that bothers me or something else altogether.

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Caramel is not a gluten concern. bit I n't say why it would bother you. I also don't worry about drug companies when they hedge about a product. If they tell me the formula is not supposed to contain gluten, that's pretty much all I need to know. I don't pay attention to their CYA.

Where did you see about 3 new Robitussin products with gluten? Which ones?

richard

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Sorry so long to reply. I was sick for ages. Went with another cough formula that didn't contain caramel, so I didn't have to wonder. I ran into the list of 3 products that Pfizer says contain gluten on many websites, including here in one of the forums. http://blog.julesglutenfree.com/2011/10/gluten-free-medications-separating-truth-from-fiction/ this is the link to one of the sites I saw. Other sites mentioned Robitussin products containing the word Peak in the product name.

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Sorry so long to reply. I was sick for ages. Went with another cough formula that didn't contain caramel, so I didn't have to wonder. I ran into the list of 3 products that Pfizer says contain gluten on many websites, including here in one of the forums. http://blog.julesglutenfree.com/2011/10/gluten-free-medications-separating-truth-from-fiction/ this is the link to one of the sites I saw. Other sites mentioned Robitussin products containing the word Peak in the product name.

Yes, the information on that blog says that the reference to gluten was Corn Gluten.

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