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Medications

Amoxil, Augmentin, Bactrim, Ceclor, Cipro, Keflex, Levaquin, Avelox, Zithromax, and others

Description

Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections.

Antibiotics are bacteriocidal to a healthy gut microbiome.

Taking Antibiotics for a short-term can deplete healthy insteninal bacteria while long-term use will also deplete additional nutrients.

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletions
  • Healthy intestinal bacteria
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin K
  • Potassium
  • Biotin
Symptoms of Depletion

Healthy Intestinal Bacteria

  • Gas
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

Vitamin B1

  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Nerve inflammation
  • Rapid pulse rate

Vitamin B6

  • Depression
  • Low energy

Vitamin B12

  • Fatigue
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Tongue and mouth irregularities
  • Macrocytic anemia
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Easy bruising
  • Dermatitis
  • Loss of appetite

Potassium

  • Irregular heart beat
  • Edema
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTATION:

Ortho Molecular Ortho Biotic
Additional Supplementation

Alpha Based Multivitamin

Dietary Supplements that have Potential for Interactions with Drug (or Drug Class)**

Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and Zinc:
When taken with antibiotics, these minerals can interfere with the absorption of the antibiotic (as well as the mineral) by forming insoluble complexes.
Green Tea Catechins:
Certain antibiotics (fluoroquinolones) reduce the clearance of some constituents of green tea (caffeine and theophylline) and may increase risk of their side effects: nervousness, palpitations and insomnia.
St. John’s Wort:
St. John’s Wort causes photosensitivity and may exacerbate the photosensitizing effects of certain antibiotics.

*Suggested supplements that may support overall health and are not at all intended to replace any prescription medications.

**These supplements listed may have the potential to interact with the drug or drug class. Use caution or avoid these supplements unless approved by your physician or preferred health care provider.