Antifungals: Nutrient Depletion Checklist

Nutrient Depletion Checklist:


         From the September 2001 Issue of Nutrition Science News

Drug Nutrient Depletions Potential Health Problems

Amphotericin B


Heart/blood pressure irregularities, osteoporosis, tooth decay



Asthma, cardiovascular problems, cramps, osteoporosis, PMS



Edema, fatigue, irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness



Dehydration, loss of appetite, muscle weakness, poor concentration. Note: Replacement not recommended (depletion due to therapeutic effect).

The scientific basis for this information is published from 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, 2nd edition (Lexi-Comp, 2001) 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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Since 10-01-2001