More about Inhalers & other Medications that contain Dairy

I continue to be shocked at how many medications contain DAIRY that are for allergy or asthma patients.  And…it’s super hard to find any information or links to decipher all of this or get a list.

I wanted to post this brief article and link to what I did find.  I cannot verify the accuracy of this list or endorse it, but I am certainly going to investigate any of these that I take–I borrowed this list from the following association-  Allergy/Asthma Information Association     http://www.aaia.ca/en/milk_proteins_and_allergy_medications.htm

Lactose Containing Asthma/Allergy Meds

  • Singulair 4 mg granules & 10 mg tabs (but not 4 & 5 mg tabs)
  • Reactine, Aerius, Claritin tabs (but not liquid forms). Allegra is lactose free
  • Benadryl 50 mg pink/white capsule (not caplet, chewable tabs or liquid)
  • Prednisone tabs but not Pediapred

Lactose Containing Asthma Inhalers

Lactose containing dry powder inhalers Lactose-Free DPIs
Advair diskus Bricanyl
Flovent diskus Pulmicort
Foradil aerolizer capsules
Oxeze turbuhaler
Spiriva capsules
Symbicort turbuhaler
Ventolin diskhaler, diskus, rotacaps

 

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