Anti-inflammatories: Nutrient Depletion Checklist

Nutrient Depletion Checklist:

Anti-inflammatories

         From the Nutrition Science News



Drug

Nutrient Depletions

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


"Salicylates"

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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