My husband is highly allergic to red dye in medications and in foods. He has also been diagnosed with diabetes last year. We did find dye free glucose tablets last year at our local Rite-Aid pharmacy but it is not available for them to order now. The same is true for our local Walmart Superstore. Are they still making them? We are unable to read the label as it has worn off so we are not able to discern what company actually makes them. It has become literally a matter of life and death as my husband gets an anaphylactic reaction to red dye and most of the glucose tablets contain red dye. Any help would be greatly appreciated... On a similar note, I have contacted McNeil Consumer Healthcare as they manufacture Benedryl Allergy Liquigels Dye Free. My husband uses this product when he has an allergic reaction but we have been unable to find it on the shelf in the drug store. The original Benedryl capsules/caplets contain red dye. The company is currently experiencing an overhaul on their products and are not sure if some products will be available in some stores or not. This is also a serious problem for us. Thank you for your consideration...
There is a product called Glucolift. It is an all natural dye-free glucose tablet with 4 grams of carbs to raise glucose levels. Currently, the company sells online only to keep costs at a minimum. As for the dye-free diphenhydramine(benadryl) Walgreens store brand or Discount Drug Mart store brand works just as well as the name brand. I suffer from dye allergies myself so I can sympathize with the difficulties that your family is experiencing. I hope this answer aids in your search.
- Glucose Information for Consumers
- Glucose Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Glucose (detailed)
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