Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion

Compensate Nutrient Depletion

Whether you occasionally take a pharmaceutical like an antibiotic, or count on a drug long term such as a cholesterol health 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.

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
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
Metformin, Glucophage
Diabetes, Pre-diabetes Folic Acid, B12
Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva,
Didronel, Skelid
Osteoporosis Calcium Magnesium, Phosphorus
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,
Asthma, COPD Potassium, and possibly Calcium Magnesium, Phosphorus
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
glyburide, glipizide, glimepiride,
Amaryl, Diabeta, Glucotrol,
Glynase, Micronase
Diabetes Coenzyme Q10
Cardiac Glycoside
Digoxin, Digitek, Lanoxin,
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)
Ibuprofen, naproxen and other
Arthritis drugs
Inflammation, Pain Folic Acid

Pain, Inflammation, Fever (adults) Folic Acid, Vitamin C,
Iron, Potassium, Zinc
Pain, Fever Coenzyme Q10, Glutathione
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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