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Do you know which medications can LOWER VITAMIN B12 LEVELS?

DO YOU KNOW

Do you know which medications can
LOWER VITAMIN B12 LEVELS?

If you are on the following medications long term, you may be at risk of developing b12 deficiency:

THE MEDICATIONS

Diabetic medication

Metformin

Acid Suppressing drug:

Proton pump inhibitors:

  • Lansoprazole (Pravacid)
  • Omeprazole (Losec, Prilosec)
  • Rabeprazole (Pariet)
  • Pantoprazole (Pantoloc)

H2 blockers:

  • Cimetidine
  • Ranitidine (Zantac)
  • Famotidine (Pepcid)

If you are using any of the above medication long term, it is suggested that B12 level should be checked regularly. Using Sublingual B12(give under the tongue) or B12 injectables is one good option in resolving b12 deficiency.



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