Drug-Induced Nutrient Deficiencies


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Inflammation medications are prescribed to help people being affected by pain, irritation, and other symptoms inflamed body organs and structures. Most of the prescribed and over the counter (OTC) medications used to address these symptoms are intended for short-term use, or for focused medical applications. People taking Inflammation drugs with other medications should consult with their healthcare professional to understand how it can reduce their actions and effectiveness.

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.


Antiinflammatory medications are often applied for short-term relief of pain and reduction of inflammation within different structures of the body. Both over the counter (OTC) and prescription antiinflammatory drugs are intended only for short-term use, and should never be used for extended periods of time. Various non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are known to create disruptions with certain other medications because of how they function. Additional considerations for heart health, pregnancy, and endocrine health issues should also be made and discussed with your doctor before use.

Common Names:

  • Azulfinide
  • Dexamethasone
  • Feldene
  • Indocin
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Celebrex
  • Naprosyn
  • Ponstel
  • Prednisolone
  • Prednisone
Common Deficiencies:
Magnesium | Potassium | Selenium | Folic Acid (B9) | B12


Antigout drugs are recommended to address the overproduction of uric acid and the associated pain from its crystallization in the body. By reducing the accumulating uric acid in the body, these drugs serve as an anti inflammatory medication for the musculoskeletal system. These antiinflammatory medications are associated with liver health issues, digestive disturbances, bone and immune support concerns, and additional co-factors from their long-term use.

Common Names:

  • Allopurinol
  • Sulfinpyrazone
  • Probenecid
  • Colchicine
  • Gloperba
  • Mitigare
Common Deficiencies:
Potassium | Vitamin B12

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