From the Nutrition Science News
Potential Depletion Problems
"Non–Steroidal Anti–inflammatory Drugs" (NSAIDs)
Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Sulindac, Piroxicam, Diclofenac, Diflunisal, Etodolac, Fenoprofen, Ketoprofen, Ketorolac, Meclofenamate, Nabumetone, Tolmetin, Mefenamic Acid*
folic acid Celecoxib** Indomethacin*** folic acid anemia, birth defects, cardiovascular disease, cervical dysplasia iron anemia, brittle nails, fatigue, hair loss, weakness
aspirin, choline magnesium trisalicylate, choline salicylate* folic acid anemia, birthdefects, cardiovascular disease, cervical dysplasia iron anemia, brittle nails, fatigue, hair loss, weakness potassium edema, fatigue, irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness sodium dehydration, loss of appetite, poor concentration, muscle weakness vitamin C easy bruising, poor wound healing, weakened immune system salsalate* folic acid anemia, birth defects, cardiovascular disease, cervical dysplasia
* Salicylates are taken for arthritis, fever and pain. A sampling of the brand names available includes Anacin, Anthropan, Argesic-SA, Bayer, Salgesic, Tricosal and Trilisate.
The scientific basis for this information is from published studies using these drugs or drugs from the same pharmacological class. Advise customers to ask their doctor or pharmacist if any of their medications can cause nutrient depletions.
Reprinted with permission from Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook (Lexi-Comp, 1999) by Ross Pelton, Ph.D., C.N.; James B. LaValle, N.D., C.N., D.H.M.; Ernest B. Hawkins, and Daniel L. Krinsky.
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