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Drug Induced Nutrient Depletions
Published by Texas Pharmacy Association



Summary
Description: Drug-induced nutrient depletions is a very important topic for pharmacists to provide more effective counseling, which will help reduce drug side effects and improve customer’s overall health outcomes.

This presentation will discuss the nutrient depletions caused by the following major classes of medications: oral contraceptives, anticonvulsants, antibiotics, anti-hypertensives, GERD/acid suppressing meds, oral hypoglycemics, anti-inflammatories, statins and chemotherapy. The potential health problems associated with the nutrient depletions will also be discussed.

At the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to:

1. Name the some of the nutrient depletions and related health problems associated with oral contraceptives.
2. List several classes of drugs that deplete coenzyme Q10 and discuss the health problems associated with coenzyme Q10 depletion.
3. Explain why the side effects from drug-induced nutrient depletions are much harder to detect compared to side effects from conventional pharmaceutical medications.
4. Analyze the potential health problems that can be caused by commonly prescribed pain medications such as Percocet and Vicodin.
5. Explain three ways that antibiotic medications can cause nutrient depletions and how to counsel patients regarding taking probiotics following a course in antibiotics.

At the completion of this activity, technicians will be able to:

1. Name the some of the nutrient depletions and related health problems associated with oral contraceptives.
2. List several classes of drugs that deplete coenzyme Q10 and discuss the health problems associated with coenzyme Q10 depletion.
3. Explain why the side effects from drug-induced nutrient depletions are much harder to detect compared to side effects from conventional pharmaceutical medications.
4. Discuss the potential health problems that can be caused by commonly prescribed pain medications such as Percocet and Vicodin.
5. Explain three ways that antibiotic medications can cause nutrient depletions.

”ACPE Texas Pharmacy Association (154) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Continuing education will be provided to participants who completed all course requirements.

 

ACPE 0154-0000-17-018-H01-P
ACPE 0154-0000-17-018-H01-T

This lesson is an application-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians. This program has been approved for 1.5 contact hours of continuing education credit (0.15 CEUs).


Presenters
Ross Pelton
Ross Pelton, R.Ph, Ph.D., CCN is a pharmacist, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and a health educator. He is also the author of 10 books on a variety of health topics. Ross is the author of The Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook which is widely recognized as an important reference book for pharmacists, physicians and other healthcare professionals. Ross has actually written two books on the topic of drug-induced nutrient depletions and he is the world’s leading authority on this...More
Originally Published
July 9, 2017

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
  1. Drug Induced Nutrient Depletions - Video
  2. Drug Induced Nutrient Depletions - Paper

How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.

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