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Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion


Drug Induced
Nutrient Depletion Chart

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, Vasote

High Blood Pressure


Thiazide Diuretic

High Blood Pressure

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

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


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, Xopenex

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


Coenzyme Q10

Cardiac Glycoside
Digoxin, Digitek, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps

Heart Failure, Arrhythmias

Calcium Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, B1

Penicillin Antibiotic
Amoxicillin, Amoxil, Trimox, Penicillin


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

Macrolide Antibiotics
Erythromycin, Azithromycin, Biaxin, Zithromax


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


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


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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