Bronchodilators: Nutrient Depletion Checklist

Nutrient Depletion Checklist:

Bronchodilators

         From the May 2000 Issue of Nutrition Science News



Drug

Nutrient Depletions

Potential Depletion Problems


* Bronchodilators are used to clear airway obstruction caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema as well as for neonatal apnea/bradycardia. Various brand names including Aerolate, Aquaphyllin, Bronkodyl, Respbid, Theobid and Uniphyl.


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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