Drug induced nutrient depletion chart

drug induced nutrient depletion chart zapping antidepressants
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

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