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Micronutrient Deficiencies Caused by Pharmaceutical Medications

Pam Smith, MD, MPH, MS

Abstract

It has been estimated that about 30% of side effects from medications are related to drug-induced pharmaceutical deficiencies. This webinar will examine this increasingly prevalent health concern and highlight the importance of micronutrient testing.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the micronutrient depletions caused by commonly used medications including statins, oral contraceptives, cardiac and anti-hypertensive drugs, and medications for asthma, gout, and seizures, among others.
  • Understand that some side effects related to medication use may be driven by nutrient depletions caused by that medication.
  • Understand the role of SpectraCell's Micronutrient testing in managing micronutrient depletions.