Tag Archives: Medications

Are Your Medications Making You Sick? How to Find Out.

Medications are supposed to make us healthy, right? 

Well, medications are chemicals. Chemicals affect our bodies.

While a medication may improve one issue, it may be exacerbating or even causing other symptoms or problems that you thought were completely unrelated.

This can happen by interfering with absorption or causing depletion of our stores of certain nutrients.

Since different medications use different nutrients, the effect is different per medication.

Here is a frequently experienced scenario.

A medication is prescribed to treat a symptom.

That symptom improves, but another symptom develops due to the medication.

They call this a side effect. Now, that symptom requires a medication.

All too often, people find themselves on multiple medications to try to balance out all the problems caused by each medication.

The answer is to identify Read More »

FDA Publishes Guidelines for Gluten Free Medication Labeling

Big news today! The Food and Drug Administration of the United States just published it’s draft guidance on Gluten in Drug Products and Associated Labeling Recommendations.

The FDA recommends that the words “Contains no ingredient made from a gluten-containing grain (wheat, barley, rye)” be included when appropriate.

This labeling includes the following types of drugs:

  1. Orally ingested drugs that are absorbed in the intestine.
  2. Topically applied drugs that are placed near the mouth and may be ingested.
  3. Medications that are placed into the mouth.

This labeling does not apply to the following:

  1. Skin products not applied near the mouth.
  2. Costmetics.
  3. Supplements such as vitamins and minerals.