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My pharmacist just verified that what I'm taking is GF. How nice to know what I'm taking isn't going to make me sick.
Also, what about fiber drinks such as Metamusil and the like? I don't use them much, but may need a boost right after surgery. I sure wouldn't want to be ingesting gluten along with silium.
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3/10/10 2:59 P

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The book on celiac that I was reading suggested checking your prescription meds for gluten so I just contacted my pharmacy and they verified whether or not there was gluten in them. Luckily all that I am taking are gluten free. But it's a little harder for OTC products. I've checked several websites on line and have had some success but have run across some contradictions too.
This book also said to check your cosmetics, specially lipsticks and that is something I haven't done this yet but it's on my "to do" list. Have any of you found anything?



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3/8/10 12:40 P

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Thanks, Nancy. I just checked it out. The list is from 2006, and one would hope that if these things were GF then, that they still are. The link which was posted yesterday didn't work from this thread, but I will copy and paste it and see.
It's not fun to have to consider the problem of meds as well. Oh, what a nasty thing to take a med to hopefully make you feel better and discover it's part of the problem!
Four years ago, my then 14 year old son was so ill that we withdrew him from school and went back to homeschooling him. I finally figured out that his asthma He was taking Singulair, which was causing him chronic fatigue, disorientation, nausea, and on and on. Within 3 days of being off the med, he was able to stay up for the entire day, and 10 days after, he was back to running. It was really strange.
Thanks for the help. Any other experiences would be great! :)

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3/8/10 12:04 P

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emoticon TELLITFORWARD,

I never even thought to check medication.

I did a little digging now on the internet. Here is a link to some medications that do not have detectable gluton www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php
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One of the starches in Tylenol is apparently a wheat starch. Thanks for posting.

Tums and Rolaids both have "starch" in them and both give me flare-ups, so I'm guessing they shouldn't be on the GF list.

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Thanks for the info.

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here's a list that should answer all your questions https://www.glutenfreedrugs.com/

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If Tylenol has gluten in it I think that should be stated on the label! I am reading the box and am not sure which thing might have gluten in it - ingredients include: corn starch,powdered cellulose, pregelatinized starch, shellac???
sodium starch glycolate and red#40
That is gross!!! I just want pain relief, not all that extra junk.

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My GF friend told me that acetaminophen (Tylenol name brand) has gluten. Does anyone if all of this drug is compounded with gluten. If I have surgery, the pain meds afterwords are usually something plus the generic of Tylenol. Any answers?
Also, my thyrod med, which I'd been on for years-Levothroid, apparently isn't well digested by those with wheat/gluten problems. So, I wondered what other surprises are out there. In tablet form, do things like antidiarheal meds, Benedril, etc. get mixed with a gluten? As I can't see to read labels, I'm at the mercy of those who can, and sometimes they miss things.
By the way, I'd been taking Tylenol this week, and had a nasty flare. Thanks!
Kathy

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