Health Tip: Avoiding Gluten in Medication

(HealthDay News) -- If you are allergic or intolerant to gluten, even a small amount can trigger a reaction.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics warns that some over-the-counter and prescription meds contain gluten, and probably should be avoided by people who are sensitive to the substance.

Here's what the academy suggests:

  • Carefully read the ingredients on all of your meds.

  • Speak to your doctor about your gluten sensitivity.

  • Ask your pharmacist to double check the ingredients on any meds you are picking up.