Celiac disease involves more than just dietary changes for life. Medications must also be evaluated for their gluten content. Many pharmaceuticals have an additional filler called an “excipient” to make a particular dosage form of the drug. These fillers are often made from corn, potato, and tapioca. However, some are derived from wheat. The majority of drug manufacturers do not clearly label their products or packaging with information regarding the gluten content of their drug.
If you have doubts about the gluten-free status of a medication, consult with your pharmacist and/or check with the manufacturer of the product.
NOTE: The “Common Over-the-Counter Gluten-Free Products” listed below were gluten-free as of April/2016. Be aware that ingredients and formulations can change at any time.