Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Aleve

According to a report on Delphi, Bayer has confirmed their Aleve caplets and tablets to be free of corn and corn derivatives.

There are several questionable ingredients in the product, and further inquiry into the sources of these ingredients has been partially revealed.

The hypromellose and microcrystalline cellulose are both from wood sources. Povidone is from rubber/vinyl, and probably not corn-based.

The person investigating had a possible reaction to the product as well.

A reaction to Aleve has been posted as well as Aleve's lack of cooperation in locating the problem. She called them to get the sources of their ingredients. Their reply was to state that there was no corn starch or corn derivatives in the product, and to brag about naproxen's effectiveness as a pain reliever. They're also sending her coupons (for a product she can't have because she's allergic).

Please use caution with this product. If you do have any other information on the corn-free status of this product, do let us know. Thanks.

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