Antacids - miscellaneous preparations
- Sodium Bicarbonate
Every organ in the body, especially the heart, muscles, and kidneys, needs magnesium. This mineral also contributes to the makeup of teeth and bones...Read Article Now Book Mark Article
When you do not get enough magnesium, it also affects calcium and vitamin D levels in your body. It may be associated with muscle cramps, heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Potassium is a very important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues, and organs in the human body. It is also an electrolyte, a subs...Read Article Now Book Mark Article
Symptoms of potassium deficiency include loss of appetite, nausea, drowsiness, feelings of apprehension, fatigue, muscle pain, and weakness (usually of the legs). Severe cases may lead to irregular heartbeat.
Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
Vitamin B9, also called folate or folic acid, is one of 8 B vitamins. All B vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose),...Read Article Now Book Mark Article
Low levels of folic acid have been linked to anemia, heart disease, depression, and birth defects.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is one of 8 B vitamins. All B vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is ...Read Article Now Book Mark Article
Noticeable symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency can take years to show up. Irritability, weakness, numbness, anemia, loss of appetite, headache, personality changes, and confusion are some symptoms associated with very low levels of vitamin B12. Low levels of this vitamin may also be associated with an increased risk of colon cancer, heart disease, brain problems, and birth defects.
The information presented here covers some of the nutrients that may be depleted when you take certain medications. If you have these signs and symptoms, it does not necessarily mean you have low levels of these nutrients. Many factors affect the level of nutrients, including your medical history, diet, and lifestyle, as well as how long you have been taking the medication. Please talk with your health care provider. They can best addresses your health care needs and see if you are at risk for low levels of any nutrients.
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Review Date: 1/2/2015
Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.