Is your medicine gluten free?

It seems like everyone is getting sick this winter!

If you have Celiac Disease or another medical reason to live gluten free, did you know you also have to check for gluten in medications not just your food?

There are online resources that are informative as well, giving lists of gluten free medications. Here are a few-
Gluten Free Pain Relievers List from
Here is a helpful interview with the founder of, Steven Plogstead (a pharmacist)-
How to Identify Gluten in Medications- GlutenFreeSociety.Org

If you get your medications through programs like Express Scripts, you can call them to ask any questions about your medications.  They are an excellent resource and are well informed.  

You can ask your pharmacist or contact the drug companies yourself.  

Avoid medications with the following ingredients-
-sodium starch glycolate (I learned this one the hard way!) make sure it is from a gluten free source
– pregelatinized starch unless it is marked from a gluten free source

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