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Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion - Nutrients To Compensate

Compensate Nutrient Depletion

Whether you occasionally take a pharmaceutical like an antibiotic, or count on a drug long term such as a cholesterol lowering statin, your need for specific nutrients increases. You must be aware that many prescriptions, as well as commonly used over-the-counter drugs, cause potentially serious nutrient depletions. For your convenience, we here at InVite® Health have devised a Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Chart with a list of drugs and non-prescription medications and the nutrients they deplete. This in turn will give you an idea of the nutrients your body needs, which can be found in our high-quality InVite® Health supplements.

DRUG

INDICATION FOR USAGE

NUTRIENTS DEPLETED

Opiate

hydrocodone/acetaminophen

Narcotic for pain relief

Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Iron, Potassium

Statin Drugs

Lipitor, Crestor, Lescol,
Pravachol, Zocor, Mevacor

Lowering Cholesterol

Coenzyme Q10

ACE Inhibitor

Lisinopril. Altace, Accupril,
Capoten, Prinivil, Zestril, Vasotec

High Blood Pressure

Zinc

Thiazide Diuretic

Hydrochlorothiazide

High Blood Pressure

Vitamin D, Calcium Magnesium,
Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Coenzyme Q10

Beta Blocking Drugs

Atenolol, Corgard, Lopressor, Tenormin, Toprol XL, Metoprolol

High Blood Pressure

Coenzyme Q10, Chromium, Melatonin

Loop Diuretic

Furosemide,, Lasix, Ethacrynic acid,
Edecrin, Bumex,

High Blood Pressure, Heart Failure

B1, B6, Vitamin C, Calcium Magnesium,
Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc

Proton Pump inhibitor

Omeprazole, Prilosec, Prevacid,
Nexium, Protonix, Aciphex

GERD, severe gastric ulceration

Beta-carotene, B1,
B12, Folic Acid, Calcium, Zinc

Biguanide

Metformin, Glucophage

Diabetes, Pre-diabetes

Folic Acid, B12

Bisphosphonate

Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva,
Didronel, Skelid

Osteoporosis

Calcium Magnesium, Phosphorus

Corticosteriod

Flonase, Beclovent, Beconase, QVar,
Vancenase, Vanceril

Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis

Beta-Carotene, B6, Folic Acid,
Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Calcium Magnesium,
Potassium, Selenium, Zinc, Melatonin

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic

Levaquin, Avelox, Cipro, Floxin, Noroxin,
Penetrex, Trovan

Bacterial Infection

Biotin, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Zinc,
Healthy intestinal bacteria

Conjugated Estrogen

Premarin Hormone replacement therapy,
birth control pills

Hormone Replacement Therapy

B6, Vitamin D, Calcium Magnesium, Zinc,
Folic Acid, B12

Beta-2 Adrenergic Receptor Agonist

albuterol aerosol
Brethine, Proventil, Tornalate, Ventolin,
Xopenex

Asthma, COPD

Potassium, and possibly Calcium Magnesium, Phosphorus

Corticosteroid

Prednisone, Deltasone, Celestone,
Cortisone, Cortef, Cortone,
Dexamethasone, Decadron, Hydrocortone,
Medrol, Methylprednisolone

Severe Inflammation, Autoimmune
Disease, Immune System Suppression

Beta-Carotene, B6, Folic Acid,
Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Calcium Magnesium,
Potassium, Selenium, Zinc

Calcium Channel Blocking Drugs

• amlodipine (Norvasc)
• felodipine (Plendil)
• nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat)
• nimodipine (Nimotop)
• nisoldipine (Sular)

High Blood Pressure

Vitamin D

Sulfonylurea

glyburide, glipizide, glimepiride,
Amaryl, Diabeta, Glucotrol,
Glynase, Micronase

Diabetes

Coenzyme Q10

Cardiac Glycoside

Digoxin, Digitek, Lanoxin,
Lanoxicaps

Heart Failure, Arrhythmias

Calcium Magnesium,
Phosphorus, Potassium, B1

Penicillin Antibiotic

Amoxicillin, Amoxil, Trimox, Penicillin

Infection

Healthy Intestinal Bacteria, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Vitamin k, Folic Acid, Biotin, Inositol

Macrolide Antibiotics

Erythromycin, Azithromycin,
Biaxin, Zithromax

Infection

Healthy Intestinal Bacteria,
B1, B2, B3, B6, B12,
Vitamin k, Folic Acid, Biotin, Inositol

Tricyclic Antidepressants

amitriptyline, clomipramine,
doxepin imipramine,
Anafranil, Asendin, Elavil,
Tofranil, Vivactil

Depression

Coenzyme Q10, B2,
Sodium

Potassium Sparing Diuretics

amiloride, spironolactone, triamterene,
Aldactone, Dyazide, Dyrenium, Maxzide

Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure

Calcium Magnesium, Phosphorus
Watch for a high Potassium level

OTC (non-prescription medication)

NSAID

Ibuprofen, naproxen and other
Arthritis drugs

Inflammation, Pain

Folic Acid

Aspirin

Pain, Inflammation, Fever (adults)

Folic Acid, Vitamin C,
Iron, Potassium, Zinc

Acetaminophen

Tylenol

Pain, Fever

Coenzyme Q10, Glutathione

Antacids

Amphojel, Basaljel,
Aluminum Hydroxide plus Magnesium,
Gaviscon, Gelusil, Maalox, Mylanta

Gastritis, GERD

Beta-Carotene, Folic Acid, Vitamin D,
Calcium Magnesium, Chromium, Iron, Zinc,
Phosphorus

Laxatives with Bisacodyl

Carter’s Little Pills, Correctol, Dulcolax,
Feen-a-Mint, PMS-Bisacodyl

Constipation

Calcium, Potassium

H2 Inhibitors

Famotidine, Pepcid,
Tagamet, Zantac

Ulcer, GERD

Folic Acid, B1, B12, Vitamin D,
Calcium,
Iron, Zinc

Please note: Beta-Carotene represents Vitamin A depletion
Related drugs are listed because in many cases there is a similar depletion profile

* The statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any diseases. 

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