Custom Medications that are made Gluten Free

Gluten is such a hot topic these days.

How can a person manage celiac disease if the medicines they need contain gluten? This also applies to patients who are gluten intolerant.


As we know manufacturers use many additives which either help in binding or helps in delivery of the active ingredient and many of these may combine gluten.

When a patient has been taking a medication for some time that they know is gluten free and are then switched over to a generic version the gluten free status of the generic needs to be verified.

Every oral medication must be checked to make sure it is gluten free.  Even although the active ingredient is the same the inactives may contain gluten. One should also make sure that there is no cross contamination of such medication during the manufacturing process.

It is so important for people who have celiac disease or who are gluten intolerant to speak to their pharmacist about all medicines that they are taking to make sure they are gluten free.  Either contact the manufacturer or ask your pharmacist to. 

We at Expert Compounding Pharmacy are able to compound medications that are gluten free as long as the active ingredient is available.