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These are the drugs that can cause a big drain on your body. The use of these drugs can lower your immunity and leave you low in nutrients. Here is some important information you need to watch for:


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Antibiotics are commonly used to kill bad bacteria, but its drawback is that it also gets rid of “friendly” bacteria in the large intestine and thus can lead to diarrhea. The scientists suggest the use of probiotics to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea and ease acute infectious diarrhea. While deciding which product to be used, the dose of the probiotics is important, so make sure you consult your GP or pharmacist prior to using any probiotics.

Acid Blockers

Acid blockers like the proton pump inhibitors are used to treat ulcers and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. But, the use of the inhibitors can affect the absorption of calcium and vitamins. To prevent this deficiency, a varied diet that is rich in vitamin B12 and calcium is recommended. The long-term use of these supplements may be necessary for correcting the deficiency.


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Statins are very effective in lowering high cholesterol. However, the use of statins can cause the depletion of coenzyme Q10. Coenzyme Q10 is a fat-soluble antioxidant that is essential for your body as it helps muscles use energy efficiently, improves overall heart function, and lowers blood pressure. To help replenish the depletion of coenzyme Q10, take the supplement Q10 together with the addition of whole grains to your diet.

Weight-loss Drugs

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Weight-loss drugs such as Orlistat can help reduce the absorption of fat by about 30% but along the way, the use of this drug can cause the loss of fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamins A, D, E and K). Replenish the fat-soluble vitamins with carrots, and dark green leafy veggies. Whole grains are also good sources of this vitamin group.

Oral Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes

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In terms of the treatment of type 2 diabetes, Metformin is always considered as the first choice. The use of this drug can, however, lower vitamin B12 levels. To substitute the decline of vitamin B12 levels, vegans and elderly people in particular, need to get recommended meals from a doctor.

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