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tdavidson001 posted:
I am allergic to dispersed Red 17 and apparently any red dye.
Because of this I am trying to be careful with any food and/or medications that might have red dye in them.

I also have hypo-thyroidism and my levothyroxine is coated with purple which probably contains red dye.

I called my pharmacy and they don't seem to have a source where they can get a dye free equivalent.

I may have to go to a different pharmacy.

Does anyone know of a manufacture that has what I'm looking for.
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deluxehd responded:
I would recommend contacting your prescibing doctor. I believe there are a few manufacturers. I have read that different strengths have different colorings. Your doctor may be able to prescibe a different manufacturer and/or a different dose/quantity to get you what you need.

Take care. Debbie
Adult with food allergies and asthma.


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