Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion

Date: 7/1/2019 - 7/2/2022

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Contact Hours: 3.0

ACPE UAN: 0384-9999-19-109-H01-T



The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience: Certified Pharmacy Technicians

This CPE activity has been designated as a knowledge-based program.

Author: Phillip Gregory Pharm D

Faculty Disclosures/Conflicts of Interest: Author declared no conflict of interest and all information is provided fairly and without bias. Author received no commercial/financial support for this activity and do not approve or endorse any commercial products displayed.

Goals & Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify risk factors for nutrient deficiencies.
  • Discuss the prevalence of nutrient deficiencies.
  • Describe mechanisms of drug-induced nutrient depletion.
  • List nutrients that may be depleted by acid blockers.
  • Describe who is at risk for proton pump inhibitor-related hypomagnesemia.
  • List nutrients that may be depleted by antibiotics.
  • Describe which antibiotics are most like to cause vitamin K depletion.
  • Describe why vitamin D supplements are needed for patients who take anticonvulsants.
  • List minerals that may be depleted by diuretics.
  • Identify foods that are rich sources of magnesium.
  • List symptoms of magnesium deficiency.
  • Describe the clinical significance of estrogen effects on B vitamins.
  • Explain how salicylates may affect vitamin C.
  • List the nutrients that can be affected by the use of corticosteroids.
  • Explain why coenzyme Q10 may be effective for treating or preventing statin-related muscle side effects.

Release Date: 07/22/2019
Expiration Date: 07/22/2022