Prescriptions & Nutrient Deficiency

DRUG NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY POTENTIAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Anti-inflammatories
Corticosteriods: Prednisone, Medrol, Aristocort, Decodron 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, depression, tiredness, weakness, increased cardiovascular risk
Folic Acid Birth defects, cervical dysplasia, anemia, cardiovascular disease
Selenium Lower immunity, reduced antioxidant protection
NSAIDS (Motrin, Aleve, Advil, Anaprox, Dolobid, Feldene, Naprosyn and others Folic Acid Birth defects, cervical dysplasia, anemia, cardiovascular disease
Aspirin & Salicylates Vitamin C Lowered immunity, easy bruising, poor wound healing
Calcium Osteoporosis, heart and blood pressure irregularities, tooth decay
Folic Acid Birth defects, cervical dysplasia, anemia, cardiovascular disease
Iron Anemia, weakness, fatigue, hair loss, brittle nails
Vitamin B5 Fatigue, listlessness, and possible problems with skin, liver, and nerves
Diuretics
Loop Diuretics (Lasix, Bumex, Edecrin) Calcium Osteoporosis, heart and blood pressure irregularities, tooth decay
Thiazid Diuretics (HCTZ, Enduron, Diuril, Lozol, Zaroxolyn, Hygroton and others Magnesium Cardiovascular problems, asthma, osteoporosis, cramps, PMS
Vitamin B1 Depression, irritability, memory loss, muscle weakness, edema
Vitamin B6 Depression, sleep disturbances, increased heart disease risk
Vitamin C Lowered immunity, easy bruising, poor wound healing
Zinc Weak immunity, wound healing, sense of smell/taste, sexual dysfunction
Coenzyme Q10 Various cardiovascular problems, weak immune system, low energy
Potassium Irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, fatigue, edema
Sodium Muscle weakness, dehydration, memory problems, loss of appetite
Potassium Sparing Diuretics Calcium Osteoporosis, heart and blood pressure irregularities, tooth decay
Folic Acid Birth defects, cervical dysplasia, anemia, cardiovascular disease
Zinc Weak immunity, wound healing, sense of smell/taste, sexual dysfunction
Cardiovascular Drugs
Antihypertensives (Catapres, Aldomet) Coenzyme Q10 Various cardiovascular problems, weak immune system, low energy
Vitamin B6 Depression, sleep disturbances, increased cardiovascular disease risk
Zinc Weak immunity, wound healing, sense of smell/taste, sexual dysfunction
Vitamin B1 Depression, irritability, memory loss, muscle weakness, edema
ACE Inhibitors (Capoten, Vasotec, Monopril and others Zinc Weak immunity, wound healing, sense of smell/taste, sexual dysfunction
Beta Blockers (inderal, Corgard, Lopressor and others Coenzyme Q10 Various cardiovascular problems, weak immune system, low energy
Diabetic Drugs
Metformin Coenzyme Q10 Various cardiovascular problems, weak immune system, low energy
Vitamin B12 Anemia, depression, tiredness, weakness, increased cardiovascular risk
Folic Acid Birth defects, cervical dysplasia, anemia, cardiovascular disease
Sulfonylureas (Dymelor, Tolinase, Micronase/ Glynase/DiaBeta Coenzyme Q10 Various cardiovascular problems, weak immune system, low energy
Antiviral Agents
Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT & other related drugs Carnitine Increased blood lipids, abnormal liver function and glucose control
Copper Anemia, fatigue, cardiovascular and connective tissue problems
Zinc Weak immunity, wound healing, sense of smell/taste, sexual dysfunction
Vitamin B12 Anemia, depression, tiredness, weakness, increased cardiovascular risk
Foscarnet Calcium Osteoporosis, heart and blood pressure irregularities, tooth decay
Magnesium Cardiovascular problems, asthma, osteoporosis, cramps, PMS
Potassium Irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, fatigue, edema
Antacids/Ulcer Medication
Pepcid, Tagamet, Zantac, Prevacid, Prilosec, Magnesium & Aluminum antacids Vitamin B12 Anemia, depression, tiredness, weakness, increased cardiovascular risk
Folic Acid Birth defects, cervical dysplasia, anemia, cardiovascular disease
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
Gentomycin, neomycin, streptomycin, cephalosporins, penicillins B Vitamins 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 variety of other health problems.
Vitamin K
Tetracyclines Calcium Osteoporosis, heart and blood pressure irregularities, tooth decay
Magnesium Cardiovascular problems, asthma, osteoporosis, cramps, PMS
Iron Slow wound healing, fatigue, anemia
Vitamin B6 Depression, sleep disturbances, increased cardiovascular disease risk
Zinc Weak immunity, wound healing, sense of smell/taste, sexual dysfunction
Cholesterol Drugs
Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor & others Coenzyme Q10 Various cardiovascular problems, weak immune system, low energy
Anti-depressants
Adapin, Aventyl, Elavil, Pamelor & others Coenzyme Q10 Various cardiovascular problems, weak immune system, low energy
Major Tranquilizers (Thorazine, Mellaril, Prolixin, Serentil & others Vitamin B12 Problems with skin, eyes, mucous membranes and nerves
Female Hormones
Estrogen/Hormone Replacement Vitamin B6 Depression, sleep disturbances, increased cardiovascular disease risk
Oral Contraceptives 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 B3 Cracked, scaly 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 immunity, 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
Anticonvulsants
Phenobarbital & barbituates Vitamin D Osteoporosis, muscle weakness, hearing loss
Dilatin, Tegretol, Mysoline, Depakane/Depacon Calcium Osteoporosis, heart and blood pressure irregularities, tooth decay
Folic Acid Birth defects, cervical dysplasia, anemia, cardiovascular disease
Biotin Hair loss, depression, cardiac irregularities, dermatitis
Carnitine Various cardiovascular problems, weak immune system, low energy
Vitamin B12 Anemia, depression, tiredness, weakness, increased cardiovascular risk
Vitamin B1 Depression, irritability, memory loss, muscle weakness, edema
Vitamin K Blood coagulation, skeletal problems
Copper Anemia, fatigue, cardiovascular and connective tissue problems
Selenium Lower immunity, reduced antioxidant protection
Zinc Weak immunity, wound healing, sense of smell/taste, sexual dysfunction