Republished with permission from SpectraCell Laboratories

When a patient takes prescription drugs or over-the-counter medication, chances are their nutrient levels may be affected. Below are some of the possible deficiencies that are correlated with each corresponding drug. 

Antacids/Ulcer medications

  • vitamin B12 – Anemia, depression, tiredness, weakness, increased cardiovascular risk
  • Folic Acid – Birth defects, cervical dysplasia, anemia, heart disease, cancer risk
  • vitamin D – osteoporosis, muscle weakness, hearing loss
  • Calcium – Osteoporosis, heart and blood pressure irregularities, tooth decay
  • Iron – Anemia, weakness, fatigue, hair loss, brittle nails
  • Zinc – weak immunity, wound healing, sense of smell/taste, sexual dysfunction

Antibiotics

  • B vitamins, Vitamin K – short term depletion affects are minimal, but failure to re-inoculate the GI tract with beneficial bacteria (probiotics) often results in dysbiosis which causes gas, bloating, decreases digestion & absorption of nutrients, and also may lead to a variety of other health problems.
  • Calcium – osteoporosis, heart & blood pressure irregularities, tooth decay
  • magnesium – cardiovascular problems, asthma, osteoporosis, cramps, PMS
  • Iron – slow wound healing, fatigue, anemia
  • vitamin B6 – depression, sleep disturbance, increased cardiovascular disease risk
  • zinc – weak immunity, wound healing, sense of smell/taste, sexual dysfunction

Cholesterol drugs

  • Coenzyme Q10 – Various cardiovascular problems, weak immune system, low energy

Female Hormones

  • Vitamin B6 – depression, sleep disturbance, increased cardiovascular disease risk
  • Folic acid – birth defects, cervical dysplasia, anemia, cardiovascular disease
  • vitamin B1 – depression, irritability, memory loss, muscle weakness, edema
  • vitamin B2 – problems with skin, eyes, mucous membranes and nerves
  • vitamin B6 – depression, sleep disturbances, increased cardiovascular disease risk
  • vitamin B12 – anemia, depression, tiredness, weakness, increased cardiovascular risk
  • vitamin C – lowered immune system, easy bruising, poor wound healing
  • magnesium – cardiovascular problems, asthma, osteoporosis, cramps, PMS
  • selenium – lower immunity, reduced antioxidant protection’
  • zinc – weak immunity, wound healing, sense of smell/taste, sexual dysfunction

Anti-Inflammatories

  • calcium – osteoporosis, heart and blood pressure irregularities, tooth decay
  • vitamin D – osteoporosis, muscle weakness, hearing loss
  • magnesium – cardiovascular problems, asthma, osteoporosis, cramps, PMS
  • zinc – weak immunity, wound healing, sense of smell/taste, sexual dysfunction
  • vitamin C – lowered immunity, easy bruising, poor wound healing
  • vitamin B6 – depression, sleep disturbances,increased cardiovascular disease risk
  • vitamin B12 – anemia, depressioon, tiredness, weakness, increased cardiovascular risk
  • Folic Acid – birth defects, cervical dysplasia, anemia, cardiovascular disease
  • Selenium – lower immunity, reduced antioxidant protection
  • chromium – elevated blood sugar, cholesterol & triglycerides, diabetes risk
  • vitamin B5 – fatigue, listlessness, and possible problems with skin, liver and nerves

The original blog from SpectraCell can be found here.

For a complete list of drugs and their correlating deficiencies, download the full PDF from SpectraCell HERE.

 

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