Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion

Compensate Nutrient Depletion

Most of us take some form of OTC (over the counter) drug/pharmaceutical like Tylenol, Advil,  an antibiotic  or other chemical designed drug.  The short term in many cases and surely in the  long term/ daily use of pharmaceuticals such as a cholesterol health lowering statin, cox2 inhibitors, anti-inflammatories will create a need for specific nutrients increases and in many cases might stave off/protect other organ, nerve, cardiovascular  or other tissue damage.

You need to be aware that most if not all of the prescriptions and commonly used over-the-counter drugs, cause potentially serious nutrient depletions.  For your information and review we are sharing with you a detailed, however not complete list of every medication with a list of drugs and non-prescription medications and the nutrients they deplete.  We hope this better helps you make better Health decisions as our health is in in our own hands and the Poly-MVA Family is here to help in Leading the Way To Optimum Health.

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
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
Metformin, Glucophage
Diabetes, Pre-diabetes Folic Acid, B12
Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva,
Didronel, Skelid
Osteoporosis 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,
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
Diabetes Coenzyme Q10
Cardiac Glycoside
Digoxin, Digitek, Lanoxin,
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)
Ibuprofen, naproxen and other
Arthritis drugs
Inflammation, Pain Folic Acid
Aspirin 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
Constipation Calcium, Potassium
H2 Inhibitors
Famotidine, Pepcid,
Tagamet, Zantac
Ulcer, GERD Folic Acid, B1, B12, Vitamin D,
Calcium, Iron, Zinc

Please note: Beta-Carotene is Vitamin A depletion
Related drugs are listed because in many cases there is a similar depletion profile

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Remember these are simply depletions of nutrients, most drugs have their own side effect and combination use of  DRUGS are very rarely tested together for safety or side effects. They are mostly found out thru trial and error and many people are injured by this on a daily basis here are some examples:

*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.