Q:

11/6/2012
Can you please recommend a reliable website to use for checking whether a medication contains a food allergen in its inactive ingredients, flavoring (for liquid preparations), or manufacturing process? Particularly for soy, but also for the major 8 food allergens in the United States. Thank you.

A:

Thank you for your inquiry.

I am afraid I do not know of any website fitting this description, and I could not find one with an Internet search. It is doubtful that such exists. However, I am going to consult two other physicians, Dr. David Khan, who is an expert in drug reactions, and Dr. Scott Sicherer, who is an expert in food allergy, to see if they are aware of any such site. If they are, I will of course get back with you as soon as I receive their responses.

Thank you again for your inquiry.

Sincerely,
Phil Lieberman, M.D.

We received the following two responses from Dr. Khan and Dr. Sicherer.  

Thank you again for your inquiry.

Phil Lieberman, M.D.

Response from Dr. David Khan:  
I don't know of such a thing. We use Micromedex but it is not free.

Response from Dr. David Sicherer:
Not that I know of.

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