Sunday, March 20, 2011

Drugs that deplete vitamins

Drugs that deplete vitamins

When taken regularly, some frequently prescribed medications can diminish or deplete your body's stores of important vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

If you take any medications, talk with a nutrition-oriented medical professional about whether you should add certain supplements to your daily regimen.


AntacidsPepcid, Tagamet, ZantacVitamin B-12, folic acid, vitamin D, calcium, iron, zinc
Prevacid, PrilosecVitamin B-12
AntibioticsAmoxicillin, Erythromycin, Penicillin, Tetracycline"Friendly" beneficial intestinal bacteria
AntidepressantsAdapin, Aventyl, Elavil, TofranilVitamin B-2, coenzyme Q-10
Antidiabetic drugsDymelor, Micronase, TolinaseCoenzyme Q-10
GlucophageVitamin B-12
Anti-inflammatoriesAspirinVitamin C, folic acid, iron, potassium
Advil, Aleve, Dolobid, Feldene, Indocin, Lodine, Motrin, Nalfon, Naprosyn, Orudis, Relafen, VoltarenFolic acid
Betamethasone, Budesonide, Cortisone, Dexamethasone, Hydrocortisone, Methylprednisolone, Prednisolone, PrednisoneVitamin C, vitamin D, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc
Blood pressure-
lowering drugs
ApresolineVitamin B-6, coenzyme Q-10
Bumex, Edecrin, LasixVitamin B-1, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc
Aquatensen, Lozol, ZaroxolynCoenzyme Q-10, magnesium, potassium, zinc
DyreniumFolic acid, calcium, zinc
Blocadren, Cartrol, Corguard, Inderal, Kerlone, Lopressor, Normodyne, Sectral, Tenormin, ViskinCoenzyme Q-10
lowering drugs
Baycol, Lescol, Lipitor, Mevacor, ZocorCoenzyme Q-10
Colestid, QuestranVitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin B-12, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, folic acid, iron
Hormone replacement
therapy (HRT)
Evista, Prempro, Premarin, EstratabVitamin B-2, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, folic acid, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc
Oral contraceptivesEstrastep, Norinyl, Ortho-Novem, TriphasilVitamin B-2, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, folic acid, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc
TranquilizersOrmazine, Mellaril, Prolixin, ThorazineVitamin B-2, coenzyme Q-10
HaldolCoenzyme Q-10
Source: Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook, by R. Pelton et al.; Physician's Desk Reference

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