My wife is allergic to celluse, even if it is an inactive ingredient.
The only way to know is to investigate each medication, by manufacturer, and read the list of inactive ingredients. I am allergic to a common inactive ingredient as well. Google pillbox.com - pick the one done by NIH. You can type the medication in the Search portion - I use the one to the right side of the screen. Then you can look at the inactive ingredients for each manufacturer listed - to rule them out. You can't count on it to be up-to-date. If one manufacturer shows no cellulose, then you go to that manufacture's website and try to pull their PDR info and look at their inactive ingredients. Sometimes you can't - then you call them and ask. Or sometimes your pharmacy might have the detailed info with the actual medication. It just depends. If you can't find any of the category of medication you need without the cellulose, then find a compounding pharmacy to see if it can be compounded. This is where the pharmacist orders the active ingredient and makes the capsules themselves, without the ingredient you are allergic to. It's a pain in the butt allergy, but there are ways to deal with it. Take care! EJ23
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