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Correcting micronutrient deficiencies

Correcting Pharmaceutical- Induced Nutritional Deficiencies

While pharmaceuticals have lifesaving benefits, many of these medications can have serious side effects, ranging from cardiac arrest to suicide.

Many suffer from an almost completely ignored epidemic of drug- induced nutrient depletion that can cause grave health problems. A large number of pharmaceutical side effects are the direct result of these drug-induced nutrient deficiencies. In other words, a pharmaceutical medicine "robs" you of one or more nutrients or other helpful substances, and this lack of nutrients causes additional side effects. In a sense, the medicine acts as an "anti-vitamin pill," taking away the substances you need for good health. Thus, nutrient depletion caused by the medicines, rather than the medicines themselves, is often directly responsible for many of the side effects associated with pharmaceuticals.

Among the most common medicines linked to nutrient depletion are oral contraceptives, cholesterol-lowering statins, and antibiotics. These and many other over-the-counter and prescription medications can interfere with your body's ability to digest, absorb, synthesise, or make use of certain nutrients, leading to nutrient deficiency-related ?side effects.

The only solution to averting pharmaceutical-induced nutritional deficiencies is to replace the depleted nutrients through nutritional supplements, dietary sources, or both. This chart summarises some commonly prescribed medicines, along with the vitamins, minerals, and other nutraceuticals they are most likely to deplete, as well as which Solal products should be used at the same time as pharmaceutical medicines, to prevent these depletions.

Pharmaceutical Medicine Deficiency caused Solal product to correct deficiency
ACE inhibitors (eg: Benazepril, Coptopril, Enalapril, Fosinopril, Lisinopril, Moexipril, Penindopril, Erbumine, Quinapril, Ramipril, Spirapril, Trandolapril) Zinc Anti-aging Multimineral or ACES-Plus Anti-oxidant (however, if this type of diuretic is combined with a potassium sparing diuretic, then DO NOT supplement with Zinc containing supplements).
Alendronate (including all bisphosphonates) Calcium Calcium Glycinate with vitamin D3
Antacids (Aluminium salts) Copper & ZincMagnesium & Calcium

Iron

Multi Mineral

Bio-Calmag

Iron-Plus (take iron and calcium 3 or more hours apart)

Antacids (Calcium salts) Copper & ZincMagnesium

Iron

Multi Mineral

Magnesium Glycinate

Iron-Plus

Antacids (Magnesium salts) Copper & ZincCalcium

Iron

Multi Mineral

Calcium Glycinate with vitamin D3

Iron-Plus (take iron and calcium 3 or more hours apart)

Antibiotics: AMINOGLYCOSIDES (eg: Gentamicin, Neomycin, Tabramycin) Calcium & MagnesiumIron

Lactobacillus (Probiotics)

Vitamin K

Vitamin A & B12

Bio-Calmag

Iron-Plus (take iron and calcium 3 or more hours apart)

Enzyme Prebiotic Probiotic
Vitamin K1 Plus

3-Per-Day

Antibiotics: CEPHALOSPORINS (eg: Cefacior, Cefuroxime, Loracarbef) -also MACROLIDES (Erythromycin, Azithromycin, Clarithromycin) - also PENICILLINS (eg: Amaxicillin, Ampicillin, Flucloxocillin, Pivampicillin) -also QUINOLONES (eg Ciprofloxacin, Gatifloxacin, Levofloxacin, Lomefloxacin, Moxifloxacin, Nalidoxic acid, Norfloxacin, Ofloxacin, Sparfloxacin, Trovafloxacin) -also SULFA DRUGS (eg Co - trimaxazole, Sulfamethaxazole, Trimethaprim) -also TETRACYCLINES (Tetracycline, Daxycycine, Minocycline) Lactobacillus (Probiotics)Vitamin B2, B12, folic acid, biotin

Vitamin K

Enzyme Prebiotic ProbioticSuper Mega-B

Vitamin K1 Plus

Antibiotic: ISONIAZID (anti-TB medication) Calcium & Vitamin DLactobacillus (Probiotics)

Vitamin B3, B6, E

Vitamin K

Calcium Glycinate with Vitamin D3Enzyme Prebiotic Probiotic

3-Per-Day

Vitamin K1 Plus

Anti-inflammatories: NSAIDs (eg diclafanac, etodolac, fenoprofen, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketoprofen, mefanamic acid, melofenamate, nabumetone, naproxen, axaprozin, piroxicam, sulindoc, tolmetin) Iron & folic acidZinc

Melatonin

Iron-PlusMulti MineralMelatonin or Melatonin Slow Release
Anti-retrovirals: REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE INHIBITORS [eg: Lamivudine (3TC), Didanosine (ddl), Zalcitabine (ddc), Stavudine (d4t), Ribavirin, Zidavudine (AZT), Abacavir (ABC), Emtricitabine (FTC), Tenafovir, Adefovir, Nevirapine, Delavirdine] Copper & Zinc Multi Mineral
Aspirin Iron, folic acid & Vitamin C Iron-Plus
Barbiturates (eg: Phenobarbital) Calcium & Vitamin DFolic acid & Vitamin B12 Calcium Glycinate with vitamin D3Homocysteine Lowering Formula or Super Mega-B or 3-Per-Day
Betablockers (eg: Acebutolol, Atenolol, Betaxolol, Bisoprolol, Carteolol, Celiprolol, Esmolol, Labetalol, Levobetaxolol, Levobunalol Metiopranolol, Metoprolol, Nadolol, Penbutalol, Pindolol, Propanolol, Sotalol, Timalol) Melatonin Melatonin or Melatonin Slow Release
Birth control pill (estrogen/progestin combination) -mono/bi & triphasic (eg Ethinyl estradial, Desogestrel, Levanorgestrel, Norethindrone, Norgestimate) MagnesiumZinc

Vitamin B2, B6, B12, C & folic acid

Magnesium GlycinateMulti Mineral or ACES-Plus

3-Per-Day

Carbemazepine Folic acid Homocysteine Lowering Formula or Super Mega-B or 3-Per-Day
Cholestyramine & Colestipol (bile sequestrants) Vitamin A, D, E, B12 & folic acid & betacaroteneVitamin K 3-Per-DayVitamin K1 Plus
Clonidine Co-enzyme Q10 Co-enzyme Q10
Corticosteroids (eg: prednisolone, hydrocortisone, beclametasone, dexamethesone, triamclnolone) Calcium & MagnesiumDHEA

Protein

Vitamin C, D, B6, B12, folic acid, Selenium & zinc Melatonin

Bio-CalmagDHEA (on prescription)

Pure Whey Protein Isolate or Whey/Soy 50/50 Protein

3-Per-Day Melatonin or Melatonin Slow Release

Digoxin MagnesiumVitamin B1 Magnesium GlycinateSuper Mega-B or 3-Per-Day
Diuretics [loop] (eg Burnetonide, Ethyocrynic acid, Furosemide, Torsemide) Calcium & Magnesium (however, if this type of diuretic is COMBINED with a potassium sparing diuretic, then a magnesium deficiency will NOT occur. A calcium deficiency IS still likely though). Potassium (however, if this type of diuretic is COMBINED with a potassium sparing diuretic, then a potassium deficiency will NOT occur). Vitamin B1, B6 & C Bio-Calmag [Calcium & Magnesium] (however, if this type of diuretic is COMBINED with a potassium sparing diuretic, then DO NOT supplement with Magnesium: Rather use CalciumGlycinate instead of BioCalMag).[SOLAL does not have a potassium supplement - use Plenish-K or Slow-K]. However, if this type of diuretic is COMBINED with a potassium sparing diuretic, then DO NOT supplement with Potassium.3-Per-Day
Diuretics [Potassium sparing] (eg: Amiloride, Triamterene, Spironolactone) CalciumFolic acid Calcium Glycinate with vitamin D3Homocysteine Lowering Formula or Super Mega-B or 3-Per-Day
Diuretics [Thiazide type] (eg: Chlorothiazide, Hydrochlorothiazide, Indapamide, Methyclathiazide, Metalozone. Co-enzyme Q10
Potassium (however, if this type of diuretic is COMBINED with a potassium sparing diuretic, or an ACE inhibitor, then a potassium deficiency will NOT occur). Magnesium (however, if this type of diuretic is COMBINED with a potassium sparing diuretic, then a magnesium deficiency will NOT occur). Zinc (however, if this type of diuretic is COMBINED with a potassium sparing diuretic, then a Zinc deficiency will NOT occur).
Co-enzyme Q10[SOLAL does not have a potassium supplement - use Plenish-K or Slow-K]. However, if this type of diuretic is COMBINED with a potassium sparing diuretic, or an ACE inhibitor, then DO NOT supplement with Potassium.Magnesium Glycinate (however, if this type of diuretic is COMBINED with a potassium sparing diuretic, then DO NOT supplement with Magnesium supplements.Multi Mineral or ACES-Plus Anti-oxidant (however, if this type of diuretic is COMBINED with a potassium sparing diuretic, then DO NOT supplement with Zinc containing supplements.
Fibrate type Cholesterol reducing medications (eg Bezafibrate, Ciprofibrate, Clofibrate, Gemfibrozil, Fenafibrate) Co-enzyme Q10Vitamin E Co-enzyme Q10Vitamin E full spectrum or 3-Per-Day
Histamine H2 blockers (eg Cimetodine, Ranitidine, Farmotidine, Nizatidine) Calcium & Vitamin DIron, Vitamin B12 & Folic acid

Zinc

Calcium Glycinate with vitamin D3Iron-Plus

Multi Mineral

Hydralazine Co-enzyme Q10Magnesium

Vitamin B6

Co-enzyme Q10Magnesium Glycinate

Homocysteine Lowering Formula or Super Mega-B or 3-Per-Day

Metformin Folic acid & Vitamin B12 Homocysteine Lowering Formula or Super Mega-B or 3-Per-Day
Paracetamol GlutathioneSelenium N-Acetyl-CysteineACES-Plus Anti-oxidant
Phenytoin Calcium & Vitamin DVitamin B1, folic acid & biotin Calcium Glycinate with vitamin D3Super Mega-B
Proton pump inhibitors (eg: Lansoprazole, Omeprazole) Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin
Psychotropics: PHENTOTHIAZINES (eg: Chlorprmazine, Fluphenazine, Mesoridazine, Perphanazine, Prochlorperazine, Flupenthixol, Thiothixene, Zuclopenthixol) Co-enzyme Q10Vitamin B2 Co-enzyme Q10Super Mega-B
Sodium bicarbonate MagnesiumFolic acid Magnesium GlycinateHomocysteine Lowering Formula or Super Mega-B or 3-Per-Day
Sulfasalazine Folic acid Homocysteine Lowering Formula or Super Mega-B or 3-Per-Day
SSRI antidepressants (eg: Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Paraxetine, Citalopram, Escitalopram, Fluvoxamine) Melatonin, Protein Melatonin or Melatonin SlowPure Whey Protein Isolate or Whey/Soy 50/50 Protein
Statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) (eg: Atorvastatin, Fluvastatin, Lovastatin, Pravastatin, Simvastatin, Rosuvastatin) Co-enzyme Q10 Co-enzyme Q10
Sulfonylureas antidiabetic medication (eg Acetohexamide, Chlorpropomide, Gliclazide, Glipicide, Glybenclomide, Glyburide, Tolozamide, Tolbutamide) Co-enzyme Q10 Co-enzyme Q10
Theophylline & derivatives (eg: Theophylline, Aminophylline) Vitamin B6 Homocysteine Lowering Formula or Super Mega-B or 3-Per-Day
Tricyclic antidepressants (eg Amitriptyline, Amoxapine, Clamipramine, Desipramine, Doxepin, Imipramine, Nortriptyline, Protriptyline, Trimipramine) Co-enzyme Q10Vitamin B2 Co-enzyme Q10Super Mega-B or 3-Per-Day
Valproic acid & derivatives L-Carnitine

Copper, Zinc & Selenium

Folic acid

L-Carnitine or Acetyl L-CarnitineMulti Mineral

Homocysteine Lowering Formula or Super Mega-B or 3-Per-Day

Last Updated (Wednesday, 29 June 2011 13:53)

 
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