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Are Depomedrol, Lidocine, Marcaine, And Versed Injectables Gluten-Free

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I am about to have a Thoracic Nerve Root Block, (basically an Epidural) where they will inject a Corticosteroid called Depomedrol, and Lidocaine or Marcaine on the never to stop the pain; I will be sedated first via IV with Versed, and I am wondering if anyone out there can tell me if these medications have gluten in them.

I have been searching the web and have not been able to find any information on them. :blink:

Will appreciate the help, thanks!!!!

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They should be but if in doubt call the doctors office and find out the company that makes them and then enter the name and the words contact info in a search engine to find out how to contact them and then call. In my limited, non professional experience most injectables if not all are safe.


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I just had a surgery on my hand yesterday and was injected with Lidocaine. I got no bad reaction at all..except I wish it hadn't worn off. Ouch!

I don't think you should have any problems with the others either? Be sure to ask.

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I've had my share of injections... Never any problems, but it never hurts to mention Celiac to the doc.

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They should be but if in doubt call the doctors office and find out the company that makes them and then enter the name and the words contact info in a search engine to find out how to contact them and then call. In my limited, non professional experience most injectables if not all are safe.

Thanks I will do that, just to make sure!!!

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I am the worst cook and last year I made my own stuffing which was pretty darn good. Was so proud I tried it again for Christmas,

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Every single expert I've ever read or talked to agrees -- injectables without exception do NOT have gluten. There's no need for concern.

richard

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