Nutritionist Micki Rose has done it again! Come up with another invaluable bit of information for allergics!
We have run several articles in foodsmatter.com over the years about the excipients (non-drug ingredients) in prescription medicines that are used to contain the drug, hold it together, make it easier to swallow, taste nicer, look prettier… (Deadly drugs and FreeFrom Medicines.) The excipients usually include lactose, various gluten-containing starches, sugars, artifical sweeteners and more. In theory it is possible to get medications without any of these additives but in practice it can be extremely difficult and sometimes impossible.
Well, Micki has just been comparing the ingredient lists of an antibiotic which comes in tablets, in suspension and in suppositories – see her blog post – and guess which has the fewest ingredients – only two fats (meltable palm and coconut oil to make the container) and the antibiotic? The suppository! Check her blog for the full details.