Gluten-free cold and flu medicines

Feeling feverish? According to the CDC, the 2012-2013 flu season got off to an early start this year, and since it typically peaks in January or February, many of you may already be feeling its aches and pains. Before you reach for that box of Theraflu, make sure that it’s gluten-free (and good thing you checked, because it isn’t!) Some medications are contaminated with gluten when they’re dusted with flour before they’re packaged, or they’re inactive ingredients are derived from starch sources.

We did some research and compiled a few gluten-free cold and flu remedies below. Please use our list as a helpful guide as you search for gluten-free remedies, but as always, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist about whether or not a medication is gluten free.

Airborne

Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra Wellness Tea™, Sleepytime Sinus Soother™ Wellness TeaSleepytime Throat Tamer™ Wellness Tea and Sleepytime® Echinacea Complete Care® Wellness Tea

Cold-Eeze

All Emergen-C products

Vicks® Nature Fusion™ Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief and Nature Fusion™ Cold & Flu Multi-Symptom Relief

Get well soon!