Medication Induced Deficiencies 2017-05-18T15:22:14+00:00

Antacids

Pepcid, Tagemet, Zantac:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, zinc.

Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Vitamin B12.

Antibiotics

General Aminoglycosides (gentomycin, neomycin, streptomycin), Cephalosporins , Penicillins)

Subsequent Deficiencies: B vitamins, Vitamin K. Friendly Beneficial Intestinal bacteria.

Tetracyclines:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Zinc.

Anti-Diabetic Drugs

Dymelor, Micronase, Tolinase:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Coenzyme Q10.

Antidepressants

Adapin, Aventyl, Elavil, Tofranil, Pamelor, Sinequan, Norpramin.

Subsequent Deficiencies: Vitamin B12, Coenzyme Q10.

Salicylate Anti-Inflammatories

Aspirin & Salicylates:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Iron, Potassium.

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories

Advil, Aleve, Anaprox, Dolobid, Feldene, Lodine, Motrin, Naprosyn, Orudis, Relafen, et al.

Subsequent Deficiencies: Folic Acid.

Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories

Betamethasone, Cortisone, Dexemethasone, Hydrocortisone, Methylprednisolone, Prednisone.

Subsequent Deficiencies: Vitamin C, D, Folic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc.

Cardiovascular Drugs

Apresoline:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Vitamin B6, Coenzyme Q10

Catapres, Aldomet:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Coenzyme Q10

Corgard, Inderal, Lopressor, Betapac, Tenormin, Sectral, Blocadren:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Coenzyme Q10, Melatonin.

Diuretics

Lasix, Bumex, Edecrin:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Vitamins B1, B6, C, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Zinc, Sodium.

Enduron, Diuril, Lozol, Zarooxolyn, Hygroton:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Co-enzyme Q-10, Sodium.

Cholesterol Lowering Agents

Lescol, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Pravacol:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Coenzyme Q10.

Colestid, Questran:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Vitamins A, B12, D, E, K, Beta-Carotene, Folic Acid, Iron.

Ulcer Medications

Tagamet, Pepcid, Axid, Zantac:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Vitamins B12, D, Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Protein (amino-acids)

Prevacid, Prilosec:

Subsequent Deficiencies: Vitamin B12, Protein (amino-acids).

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Evista, Prempro, Premarin, Estratab. et al.

Subsequent Deficiencies: Vitamins B2, B6, B12, C, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Zinc.

Oral Contraceptives

Norinyl, Ortho-Novem, Triphasil, etc.

Subsequent Deficiencies: Vitamins B2, B3, B6, B12, C, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc.