I recently had a cold and the last thing I wanted to do when not feeling well was search the internet and call manufactures while I was at the pharmacist… but guess what? I have celiac disease so this is a part of my life. I would much rather take the time and be safe, so I don’t get sick from the medicine.
I know this can be a tedious and often a frustrating task (especially while you’re sick) so I put together a list of gluten free cold/flu medications.
As always, I am not a doctor so please consult with your doctor or pharmacist before taking medications or for any questions you may have. And remember… when in doubt, go without! 🙂
When there is a generic drug listed the manufacturer is in parenthesis.
Azithromycin (Greenstone, Sandoz, Teva, Pleva, Wockhardt)*
Clarinex Reditabs-company does not know source of starch
Comtrex Deep Chest Cold
Comtrex Non Drowsy
Dimetapp tabs-CONTAINS GLUTEN!!!
Equate Allergy Relief *
Erythromycin tabs (Abbott labs)
Mucinex (all forms)
Phenergan w/ Codeine syrup
Robitussin Cold & Congestion Caplet
Robitussin Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
Robitussin Cold Severe Congestion liqui-gels
Robitussin Cold, Cough & Flu Liqui-Gels
Robitussin Multi Symptom Cold & Flu Caplets
Robitussin Night Time liquil-Gel
Sudafed Cold & Sinus Liquid Caps
TheraFlu Cough and Cold
Tylenol allergy sinus caplets, maximum strength
Tylenol Arthritis Pain Extended Relief Caplets
Tylenol cherry suspension infants drops
Tylenol chewable fruit burst flavor tabs
Tylenol Childrens Susp Grape Liquid
Tylenol cold multi-symptom plus cough chewable tab
Tylenol Cold Plus Cough Chew Tab
*There are no gluten-containing ingredients added to this product however the manufacturer cannot guarantee the product is gluten-free since they do not test for the absence of gluten.
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**This list is for the US. If you’re in another country, please contact the manufacturer first.