NSAIDs Back

Medications

Aspirin (brand names include Bayer, Bufferin, and Ecotrin, St. Joseph), Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox DS, Naprosyn), Celecoxib (Celebrex) and others

Description

NSAIDs -- or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -- are among the most common pain relief medicines in the world. Every day more than 30 million Americans use them to soothe headaches, sprains, arthritis symptoms, and other daily discomforts, according to the American Gastroenterological Association. And as if that wasn't enough, in addition to dulling pain NSAIDs also lower fever and reduce swelling.

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletions
  • Folic acid
  • Iron
Symptoms of Depletion

Folic Acid

  • Megaloblastic anemia
  • Birth defects
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Elevated homocysteine
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Increased infections

Iron

  • Anemia
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Brittle nails
  • Frequent infections

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTATION:

Alpha Base Multivitamin with Iron
Additional Supplementation

Folic Acid

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

None

*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.