please i need help all pills are made with some kind of corn... or processed down with corn... my dentists and doctors dont know what to give me for pain or for antibiotic.. but im 5 months pregnant as well! my corn alergy is extreme im also lactose intollerent and a vegetarian due mostly to corn allergy! please help im very sick
Dear Rox... I would ask your pharmacist to suggest something to your doctors that you can take. I googled corn free and gluten free antibiotics and medication.
I am going to paste here what I found.
You can take amoxicillin as long as your obstetrician approves it for your pregnancy and your unborn child.
Good lucky dear. Pup
Please read down through the whole text because it seems as though this is a support group thread but it has many helpful suggestions with references for u to look up. Here is what I found.
It seems that this person was looking for her child but all this will pertain to you and your unborn baby also as long as you OB approves...
Tigger developed an ear infection as a complication to a recent bout with croup. It is the first time since his dx that he has needed an antibiotic. I knew when I called the doctor that he was going to need the meds so I researched possible safe meds before I left the house. I simply singled out the drugs commonly used for ear infections and then double checked them for corn byproducts in the inactive listing.
Here are some medications that I found to be safe (but please double check before you buy, as formulations can change and my information could be incorrect).
GLUTEN AND CORN FREE:
Advil Children's liquid in grape and fruit flavor and Infant's drops
Benadryl (Elixir and Dye-free capsules) --- Possibly Waldryl dye-free as well, it is corn free but check for gluten before you buy
Mucinex (all forms of adult versions. All children's versions have corn)
Ocean Premium Sterile Nasal Spray (OTC)
Amoxil powder for oral suspension--for ear infections, sinus (not the pediatric drops!)
Bicillin penicillin injectable by Wyeth-Ayerst 1-800-322-3129
Cortisporin Otic Solution
Levaquin tablets (The oral solution is not corn free)
Trimox (amoxicillin)-- I found this listed on gluten free list and corn free list but did not find inactive ingredients to double check myself.
One final note: It is best and safest to stick with the brand names and not switch to a generic form of one of these drugs, as you cannot be sure the generic is gluten or corn free as well.
If anyone has any personal experience or wants to add a little about what they've learned, please post. The more informed we all are the better armed we will be the next time our kids get sick.
I will tell you that Amoxil is hard to find in the brand name, simply because it isn't as widely asked for anymore (it is an old drug). In our case our pharmacy had to special order it and we had to wait an additional 12 hours to get it (and we live in a major big city!). I hope to expand this list and plan to join a local support group for kids with multiple allergies. My dream would be to find a pharmacy that would be willing to stock safe and obscure medications for local area families with allergic/intolerant/immunosuppressed kids...
**** WARNING: Benadryl dye free capsules contain sorbitol.
I have been giving my son the Benadryl almost daily now all summer long without incident.
I want to preface that my son does not get hives or a swollen tongue, asthma, etc... from the corn, in case anyone would misunderstand. If you do a google search on the benadryl dye free and corn allergies you will find a lot of people can use it successfully with corn allergic kids. I think it is a matter of threshold and type of allergic response, too. My son is 5 1/2 and weighs about 45 pounds. He only takes one capsule a day as needed. I was told that it helps some kids who suffer from tics and we saw that to be true as well. We do not give him 4 or more doses a day. It is working great for us this way. I guess the best thing to do is just try it to see if it works okay for you, if not then you know that you will have to compound it. BTW, we personally cannot do artificial colors or citric acid AT ALL over here. Our son is very reactive to both. His symptoms are neuro and pretty bad with citric acid, colors, preservatives, dextrose and HFCS.
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