ARE YOUR MEDICATIONS CAUSING NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY?

Long-term use of certain medications may interfere with your body’s ability to absorb or produce nutrients robbing your body of things like vitamin B12, which can lead to serious health issues and complications.


This is not a comprehensive list. Nutrients in bold are available in our shots. B12 is in all our shots, other nutrients are available in certain specialty shots.

 

Drugs that deplete nutrients:

ACID-SUPPRESSING DRUGS / ANTACIDS

EXAMPLES:

Nexium®

Pepcid®

Prevacid®

Prilosec®

Tagamet®

… and others

Nutrients that get depleted:

H2 Blockers (antagonists) deplete:

  • Vitamin B12

  • Iron

  • Calcium

  • Folic acid (folate)

  • Vitamin D

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) deplete:

  • Vitamin B12

  • Magnesium


ANTIBIOTICS

EXAMPLES:

Bactrim®

Cipro®

Levaquin®

Ceclor®

Amoxil®

… and others

  • Vitamin B12

  • Thiamine (vitamin B1)

  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2)

  • Niacin (vitamin B3)

  • Vitamin B5

  • Magnesium

  • Folic acid (folate)

  • Vitamin K

  • Calcium

  • Potassium


ANTIPSYCHOTICS

EXAMPLES:

Abilify®

Haldol®

Seroquel®

Risperdal®

Zyprexa®

… and others

  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)


BIRTH CONTROL
Oral Contraceptives

  • Magnesium

  • Vitamin B6

  • Folic acid (folate)


CORTICOSTEROIDS

EXAMPLE: Prednisone

  • Magnesium

  • Calcium


DIABETES MEDICATION
Oral Hypoglycemics

EXAMPLES:

Avandia®

Diabeta®

Glucophage® (Metformin)

Prandin®

… and others

  • Vitamin B12

  • Folic acid (folate)


DIGOXIN

EXAMPLES:

Cardoxin®

Digitek®

Lanoxicaps®

Lanoxin®

… and others

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

  • Magnesium

  • Calcium

  • Phosphorous

  • Potassium


DIURETICS

EXAMPLES:

Aldactone®

Diamox®

Lasix®

Microzide® (HCTZ)

Zaroxolyn®

… and others

Loop and thiazide diuretics deplete:

  • Magnesium

  • Potassium

  • Zinc

Potassium sparing diuretics deplete:

  • Folic acid (folate)


HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)
Estrogens

EXAMPLES:

Estrace®

Premarin®

Prempro®

  • Vitamin B12

  • Vitamin B6

  • Magnesium

  • Folic acid (folate)