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I received this from the manufactures of a medication. Just wondering what everyones thoughts are on this?

contains a tablet coating called Opaglos which is made by another company. Each Pristiq 50mg tablet contains 13.73 mg of the coating, Opaglos. The manufactuers have confirmed that the coating does contain gliaden gluten and they state that it does contains less than 0.31% protein (gliaden gluten).

Please discuss with your doctor if Pristiq is appropriate for you, based on the severity of your condition.

Thanks

Lisa Franco

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Would anyone recommend who I can talk to about this? I have tried GP's who I find most say a small trace amount wouldn't hurt, which makes me angry. I was told I probably digest more gluten accidentally that what is in this medication.

I have tried my state coeliac society although they have not given me any answers.

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Hi, Lisa,

Here come some maths and sciences, based on the information you provided.

We often debate what is a safe level of gluten in ordinary products such as bread. The EU allows up to 200 parts per million (ppm) in some cases, and 20 ppm in others. The US is debating a 20 ppm rule for products labeled gluten-free.

Each 50 mg tablet contains 13.73 mg of coating. The coating contains at most 0.31 percent gluten. 0.31 percent of 13.73 mg is 0.35 mg in absolute terms.

If you were to take only one tablet per day, 0.35 mg is a small amount. It is equivalent to about 175 grams (about 6 ounces) of 20 ppm gluten-free bread.

So, be angry with me if you want, but I agree with the doctors. This is a trace amount, and unless you live in a hermetically sealed bubble, you are probably getting at least this much in random cross contamination.

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Thanks so much for the reply, Its good to hear it in the terms you have given me, easier to get my head around.

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I took this med for a week. I am really sensitive but don't think I had a gluten reaction. That said I was a total zombie on this med and by the 3rd day didn't care about anything. Didn't care if I ate, didn't care if I went outside, didn't care if I even moved. I have really bad anxiety but I stopped the med anyway and we went with Xanax at my next appointment.

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I took this med for a week. I am really sensitive but don't think I had a gluten reaction. That said I was a total zombie on this med and by the 3rd day didn't care about anything. Didn't care if I ate, didn't care if I went outside, didn't care if I even moved. I have really bad anxiety but I stopped the med anyway and we went with Xanax at my next appointment.

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Hi again Raven wood

just so tired of feeling this way.

I have been on pristiq for 2 weeks and I don't feel like it's helping at the doctor wants me on it for at least 4 weeks

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