Drugs That Deplete Vitamins and Minerals

There is a range of drugs that can cause nutrient depletion which often result in further loss of health. If you use any of the following substances, you should increase your intake of foods that will give you the depleted vitamins and minerals, and use vitamin supplements and IV drips.

This chart is an abbreviated list of the negative effects that specific drugs may have on the nutrients in your body:

DrugNutrient Depleted
AlcoholB12, Folic Acid, B6
AmphetaminesB12, C, Potassium
AntacidsA, B, B2, Folic Acid, Iron
AntibioticsA, B12, C, E, Calcium, Iron
AnticonvulsantsB12, C, Folic Acid, Calcium
Antidiabetics (Oral)B2, B12, C, D, Folic Acid
Aspirin (Salicylates)B6, B12, C, E, Folic Acid
Cardiac GlycosidesD, Calcium, Magnesium
ChelatorsCopper, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc
CholestyramineA, B12, E, Folic Acid, Iron
ClofibrateA, B12, Iron, K
(Oral) Contraceptive SteroidsB2, B6, B12, C, E, Folic Acid
DiureticsB12, Folic Acid, Calcium
GlucocorticoidsB2, C, Niacin, Calcium, Zinc
IsoniazidB6, Niacin
LaxativesA, B6, B12, Folic Acid, Iron
Muscle RelaxantsB2, B12, C, Folic Acid
NeomycinA, B2, B6, B12, Iron
Oral Contraceptives and EstrogenB6, B12, Folic Acid
PenicillamineB6, Copper, Zinc
Potassium ChlorideB12
SulfasalazineFolic Acid
TriamtereneFolic Acid

The majority of these nutrients are vital for maintaining energy, cognitive skills, memory, bone health, immune integrity, antioxidant status and simply vitality.

Taking a quality IV vitamin drip with multiple mineral, vitamin D, and coenzyme Q10 customised to your body's needs will help to replenish the lost nutrients as best as you can, otherwise this can lead to "new problems" and a downturn in health.

Dr Saskia Kloppenburg Vieth Medical doscotr and holistic and complementary care practitioner

Consultant in General Internal Medicine (GMC reg. number: 7541548) and Specialist in Complementary Cancer Care
MBBS, MRCIM (Spain), MSc Homeopathy, MFHom, Master practitioner in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming, MSc in Nutrition

Integrated medicine Doctor and Holistic Medicine Practitioner


Private Complementary and Alternative Healthcare clinic.
1st Floor
185 Tower Bridge Road
United Kingdom
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