Is your medication robbing you of essential nutrients?

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Studies show that up to 65% of the elderly hospitalized in America are MALNOURISHED. Sadly being overfed and under-nourished impacts hundreds of thousands in the United States. When you combine poor nutrition along with the consumption of medications that exacerbate nutrient loss, supplementation becomes even more vital to support general health.

The Physician’s Desk Reference along with the “Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook” are the sources for the following  information on nutrients that are blocked or reduced by common medications.

ANTACIDS

Pepcid, Tagamet, Zantac Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, Zinc
Prevacid, Prilosec Vitamin B12

ANTIBIOTICS

Amoxicillin, Erythromycin, Penicillin, Tetracycline “Friendly”/beneficial intestinal bacteria

ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Adapin, Aventyl, Elavil, Tofranil Vitamin B2, Co-enzyme Q10

ANTI-DIABETIC DRUGS

Dymelor Micronase, Tolinase Co-enzyme Q10
Glucophage Vitamin B12

ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES

Aspirin Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Iron, Potassium
Advil, Aleve, Dolobid, Feldene, Indocin, Lodine, Motrin, Nalfon, Naprosyn, Orudis, Relafen, Voltaren Folic Acid
Betamethasone, Budesonide, Cortisone, Dexamethasone, Hydrocortisone, Methylprednisolone, Prednisolone, Prednisone Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Folic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc

BLOOD PRESSURE-LOWERING DRUGS

Apresoline Vitamin B6, Co-enzyme Q10
Bumex, Edecrin, Lasix Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Zinc
Aquatensen, Lozol, Zaroxolyn Co-enzyme Q10, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc
Dyrenium Folic Acid, Calcium, Zinc
Blocadren, Cartrol, Corguard, Inderal, Kerlone, Lopressor, Normodyne, Sectral, Tenormin, Viskin Co-enzyme Q10

CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUGS

Baycol, Lescol, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor Co-enzyme Q10
Colestid, Questran Vitamin A (beta-carotene), Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Folic Acid, Iron

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (HRT)

Evista, Prempro, Premarin, Estratab Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Zinc

ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES

Estrastep, Norinyl, Ortho-Novem, Triphasil Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Zinc

TRANQUILIZERS

Ormazine, Mellerail, Prolixin, Thorazine Vitamin B12, Co-enzyme Q10
Haldol Co-enzyme Q10

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