Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion (DIND) Dr. Rishma Walji, ND, RAc, PhD

Lesson Summary

Course Material:

Appendix References
  1. 1. Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion - Part 1

    Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

  2. 2. Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion - Part 2

    Length: 27 minutesComplexity: Standard

  3. 3. Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion - Part 3

    Length: 18 minutesComplexity: Standard

  4. 4. Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion - Part 4

    Length: 15 minutesComplexity: Standard

Course Overview

It is common knowledge that responsible use of prescription medications has, and will continue, to save lives every day. Along-side the benefits of drug therapy, there exists the potential for side-effects commonly due to the drug itself. Side-effects may also arise as a result of one or more nutrient depletions, as a consequence of taking a particular prescription drug or over-the counter medication for a long period of time. Unfortunately, patients can be unaware of the potential nutrients deficiencies that may arise as a result of their prescription medications and the possible impact this can have on creating additional health issues.

 After completing this session, the pharmacist should be able to:

  • Identify potential medications (cardiovascular, anti-diabetics, antibiotics, gastric acid reducing, corticosteroids, and NSAIDS) that may cause nutrient depletions.
  • Understand the mechanisms through which drug-induced nutrient deficiencies may arise.
  • Recognize the signs & symptoms of nutrient deficiency.
  • Discuss drug-induced nutrient counseling for health enhancement.


Author Dr. Rishma Walji, ND, RAc, PhD

Duration 65 minutes

Released 11/18/2015

Expires 11/12/2017