After last night's POST, GF Advil was on my mind and I decided to call Advil/Pfizer this morning to get some more clarification. In response to my post last night I advised through the website that Advil Liqui-gels, Advil Migraine and Advil Liqui-Gels PM contain a wheat derivative. After my phone call with a lovely representative I received more information.
-ALL ADVIL LIQUI-GELS contain a wheat derivative. ALL LIQUI-GELS. So stop these immediately if you are taking the Liqui-gels. You maybe getting sick from a medication rather then a food and this is so important to recognize! Just steer clear of Liqui-Gels.
-ALL FORMS OF ADVIL MIGRAINE contain gluten. There is no further information if it is just the Liqui-Gels or the Tablets, Caplets and Gel-Caps. Pfizer does not have this info therefore they informed me to steer clear of all Advil Migraine pills.
Here is what IS GLUTEN-FREE FROM ADVIL:
All Advil Tablets, Gel-Caps (which are different then Liqui-Gels) and Caplets are gluten-free and do not contain any cross contamination in their facility nor is there any ingredients in these forms. So you are free to digest any of these.
In specific all tablets, caplets and gel caps from the below are gluten free:
Advil Cold and Sinus contains NO gluten and there is NO cross contamination
Advil Congestion and Relief contains NO gluten and there is NO cross contamination
Advil Allergy and Sinus contains NO gluten and there is NO cross contamination
Regular Advil Tablets, caplets and gel-caps do NOT contain gluten and there is NO cross contamination
Advil PM Tablets, Caplets and Gel-Caps do NOT contain gluten and there is NO cross contamination
The reason that Pfizer cannot stamp these bottles with the Gluten-Free Stamp is that at the end of manufacturing these Advil products Pfizer would have to do a raw materials test at the final stage of producing Advil to see if the raw materials that were given to them had gluten. This is a test they do not conduct which is the reason you do not see a gluten-free stamp. However, according to Pfizer there are no added gluten or cross contamination once these materials enter their facilities. But the Advil products listed above citing no gluten-means that there is no gluten or cross contamination in their facility.
As the representative mentioned to me, Pfizer takes Celiac Disease and a Gluten Allergy very seriously. As this rep mentioned CD is becoming more prevalent and they take as many precautions as they can (with the exception of the final raw materials test). Pfizer is very aware of CD.
This is a huge eye opener! Check your meds!!
I hope this helps!!