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Drugs Deplete Magnesium

Drugs Deplete Magnesium Dean Jan 2013

  • varenicline that is used for smoking-cessation;
  • anti-depressants;
  • antipsychotics;
  • pain medications;
  • diabetes drugs;
  • statins;
  • anti-inflammatories;
  • cancer chemotherapy
    and many more.

Magnesium Makes Drugs Look Good! Dean Nov 2012

  • . . . when you take a drug, magnesium, like the true heroine she is, will rush in to help offset the drug. In doing so, you can experience some magnesium benefits. IN FACT, the so-called "beneficial" effects of many drugs may be due to this flood of magnesium. Of course, that can only happen for so long before a person's magnesium stores are totally depleted. THEN, after 6-8 weeks the drug side effects really take hold.
  • The following commonly used drugs can create magnesium deficiencies.(15)
    Common diuretics (for high blood pressure)
    Bronchodilators, such as theophylline (for asthma)
    Birth control pills
    Digitalis (for some heart conditions)
    Corticosteroids (for asthma)
    Drugs containing fluoride: Prozac, Cipro (anti-biotic), etc.


  • Magnesium is required for the body to use Vitamin D
  • Of 5,000 labs in the U.S. only about 140 perform the Ionized Magnesium Test

See also VitaminDWiki

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