Gluten Free Medications

gluten free dentist in New Haven Connecticut area

We can provide you with a gluten free dental visit

For those of you who have visited our site previously, you undoubtedly know we are one of the only dental offices in Connecticut which offers gluten free dentistry. From fillings to topical fluoride, we have it covered.

While we possess a very detailed knowledge of the prevalence of gluten in dental products, we are always looking for additional information to pass to our Celiac or Gluten Intolerance patients. For example, for a patient with celiac disease who has to pre-medicate with antibiotics prior to her dental visits, which antibiotic is gluten free? We’ve seen this scenario more than once!

Gluten Free Medications

As part of our research, we’ve come across a site dedicated to providing information on gluten free medications. This originated from an article on gluten free drugs in the Huffington Post.

As a dental office, we are very limited in what we prescribe on a regular basis. In general, we see:

amoxicillin antibiotic is a gluten free medication

Need to premedicate for dental visits? Most formulations of amoxicillin are gluten free.

  • The antibiotic Amoxicillin from some manufacturers have been certified as being gluten free.
  • The antibiotic Zithromax (commonly referred to as Z-Pak) is unlikely to contain gluten but has not been certified as gluten free.
  • The herpes cold sore medication Valacyclovir (marketed under the brand name Valtrex) is gluten free. However, the Valtrex brand name by GlaxoSmithKline is not.
  • The many pain relievers we prescribe after tooth extractionsMotrin, Vicodin, Percocet, and others are all gluten free.
  • The sedative medications Ativan and Halcion (lorazepam and triazolam) that we use for sedation dentistry are gluten free.

For our large family of patients with either celiac disease or gluten intolerance, if we have to give you a prescription for an oral related condition, we will do everything possible to make sure we prescribe a gluten free medication for you!

Legal disclaimer: Please note that the list above is based on our own research and is subject to change. Only the manufacturer can certify for sure if the medication contains gluten or not. When in doubt, contact the manufacturer and/or talk to your Pharmacist.

About Nicholas Calcaterra DDS

Dr. Nicholas Calcaterra provides gentle and personalized dental care in our state of the art office in Orange, CT, with a special focus on IV Sedation. He is passionate about dentistry and enjoys using this website to educate and inform patients. He practices with his wife Dr. Carla Calcaterra.

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