Drug-Induced Nutrient Deficiencies

Immune Function

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Immune Support medications include drugs that are used for large-scale effects in regards to how the immune system works as well as more targeted applications that are prescribed or available over the counter (OTC). These medications work by changing how the body reacts to the outside environment, and its recovery process. Some larger-scale immune support drugs can create their own nutrient deficiencies on top of what the healthcare issue being addressed already creates in the body.

ATTENTION: The medications listed below, whether available over the counter (OTC) or by prescription only, and their associated information presented are not intended as medical advice. Always consult with your healthcare professional about supplementing any medication and the possible artificial nutrient deficiencies they may create.


Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections of the body, and recommended a lot differently than they used to be. These medications do not cure anything, but provide preventative and recovery measures from infections. Antibiotic drugs should only be taken if necessary, and in cases where infection is a recurring issue in your wellness. And any antibiotic regimens should be supplemented with additional vitamins and minerals to compensate for additional usage and loss that is to be expected from using these drugs.

Common Names:

  • phenoxymethylpenicillin.
  • dicloxacillin
  • amoxicillin w/ clavulanic acid
  • ampicillin
  • nafcillin
  • oxacillin
  • penicillin V
  • penicillin G
Common Deficiencies:
Magnesium | Potassium | Calcium | Vitamin B |
Vitamin D | Vitamin K | Gut Flora


Both over the counter (OTC) and prescription antihistamines are suggested for the relief of allergy symptoms, but formulated at different dosage-levels, in multiple form-factors, and in support of time-relief ranges. The histamine-blocking action of these drugs help reduce the body's reaction to being exposed to allergens in the environment, both preventatively or as a post-exposure way to reduce the severity of the body's allergy-recaction symptoms.

Common Names:

  • Atarax
  • Vastaril
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Fexofenadine
  • Cetirizine
  • Clemastine
Common Deficiencies:

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