Cardiovascular medications - vasodilators
A deficiency of the antioxidant coenzyme Q10 may be associated with chronic conditions including heart disease and high blood pressure. Symptoms of deficiency include muscular weakness and pain, gingivitis, and weakened immune function.Magnesium
Magnesium deficiency affects calcium and vitamin D levels in the blood, and may be associated with muscle cramps, heart irregularities, high blood pressure, insomnia, diabetes, and osteoporosis (bone loss).Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency may include weakness, nervousness, insomnia, mental confusion, irritability, and anemia. Chronic low levels of this nutrient may also increase the risk of heart disease, as well as colon and prostate cancers.
The information presented here covers some of the nutrients that may be affected when you take certain medications. If you have the signs and symptoms listed, it doesn't always mean you have low levels of these nutrients. Many things 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. He or she can best assess your health care needs and determine whether you are at risk for low levels of any nutrients.
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- Last reviewed on 9/21/2014
- Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed HealthCare Network. Also reviewed by the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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