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Has celiac disease. Taking hydromorphone which is not available as gluten free. Suggest?

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hydromorphone XXXXXXX gluten free? it was on the gluten free list of med but now it is no longer there? My mother has
celiac disease and has been very ill

Posted Sat, 22 Jun 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Maruti Karale 1 hour later
Thanks for query,
As from history and your query I understood that your mother is having celiac disease and chronic back pain for which she use to take hydromorphone XXXXXXX gluten free which is fine.
Although hydromorphone is narcotic drug it may contain starch as inactive component which may be of wheat and hence contraindicated for patient with celiac disease.there are pharmaceuticals which have hydromorphone preparation made gluten free like mallinckrodt pharma etc.,
you can consult your physician for further help regarding availablity of the gluten free product.
Hope this will help
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