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What is Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion?

Drug-induced nutrient depletion occurs when the medications we are taking for our various health issues block the absorption, storage, metabolism, or synthesis of essential nutrients in the body. When nutrients are blocked or depleted in this fashion over a prolonged period of time, health problems can develop secondary to those depletions.

Some of the most popular medications prescribed today can create these drug-induced nutrient depletions. Statin drugs which lower cholesterol, acid-lowering drugs to relieve stomach complaints, antibiotics, estrogen replacement products, or even aspirin can cause depletion in essential nutrients needed by the body for good health. With so many individuals taking multiple medications today, drug-induced nutrient depletion can be very common. Below you will see a list of popular medications and their accompanying nutrient depletions. Individuals should review this listing for potential nutrient depletions.

What can we do about this problem? Here at Premier Pharmacy, our pharmacists are specially trained to recommend nutrients that will help to offset drug-induced nutrient depletions created by the medications you take. It is important that you share with our pharmacist all of the medications you are taking – both prescription and over-the-counter. The pharmacists at Premier Pharmacy can review the medications you are taking and make recommendations for your protection and good health.