Home Health & Personal Care
you buye dye-free medicines & medications?
How do you dye
is becoming an increasingly common occurrence in kids. Unfortunately
many medications targeted to kids that are flavored, are also
colored with food dye. This means if you are buying bubblegum
medicine, it will be dyed to make it pink in color. Likewise,
grape flavored is often purple, blueberry is often blue, etc.
more kids are being diagnosed with food dye allergies and
sensitivities, many of the main drug manufacturers are coming
out with Donnie free versions of their most popular medications.
This means your child's common medications such as Tylenol
and Benadryl can also be purchased in a dye free version.
And if you are an adult with dye allergies, you have many
options for dye free medications as well.
You can even purchase
vitamins, for both children and adults, in it dye free forms
If your child is getting a prescription medication, be sure
to the pharmacist that your child has a dye allergy, and then
your pharmacist can flavor it with one of their dye-free options.
If you are having trouble finding a specific medication in
dye free, a compounding pharmacist should be able to assist
you by making up a version for you without the dye. Do be
aware though that this sometimes costs more money, depending
on the medication.
Many parents prefer
to buy dye free versions of various medications regardless
of undiagnosed allergy. This is because colors can lead to
hyperactivity in children, even if it's not your reaction,
and some parents feel it is better for their child to have
the least amount of food dye in any form as possible.