ADHD and CELIAC?!

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  • #174490

    Hi all,

    I have been diagnosed last year with ADHD and a few years back with hypothyroidism and celiac..

    I went through approximately 6mths of HELL trialing the typical Dexies and Ritalin instant releases varieties in Australia. And hadn’t realized that they used gluten containing ingredients as fillers! Eventually I settled on Concerta which eliminated the issue and have now moved to USA and am overwhelmed with the different ways things work here, let alone the amount of different varieties to choose from.. but the one thing that will turn my world upside-down is the gluten if its in the medications..
    Is there a list of Methylphenidate meds that are GF?

  • #174499

    ryoto
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    Very few FDA oral meds contain gluten and if they do must state so on the box.
    Best to find the meds you think will work then check if they have gluten.

    Also if your doc is aware of your coeliac they shouldn’t be prescribing you things with gluten.

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    Penny Williams
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    A pharmacist will be able to tell you the ingredients of a medication before starting it.

    Penny
    ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach, Podcaster & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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