Many medications deplete the body of B vitamins. Examples include acid reflux
medications such as the Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), Prednisone, Metformin,
Antibiotics, Birth Control Pills, Anti-seizure medications, Antidepressants,
Chemotherapy drugs such as Methotrexate, and several others. Research has
shown that the elderly who take three or more medications are prone to B vitamin
deficiencies such as B2, B6, Folate, and B12.
People with absorption issues, such as those with acid reflux and taking PPIs,
Crohn’s Disease, or Ulcerative Colitis, may have problems absorbing B vitamins.
Many other disease states deplete the body of B vitamins.