Can anyone point me in the right direction of depletion of Vitamins and minerals by medication. I think there was some government guidance on giving B12 and Vitamins D3, but don't know where to look. My special needs son is low in a few vitamins and I have been supplementing, but this would be better for all concerned if his Carers could give this. They are willing, but it has to be stated on a Medical Report Sheet by a GP. If it is just within range most GPs will not prescribe. Our GP will not even write what is called a 'homely remedies' letter so that Carers are covered. Up until now I have been giving my son vitamins and minerals when I visit twice a week. My husband also goes twice a week on different days so that we can make sure he has these. Apart from the fact that we have to go separately, we are not going to be around for ever and really need to get this sorted as soon as possible.
Our GP this morning said his insurance would not cover him to give vitamins and minerals as they were not part of his job.
My son is taking Metformin, Gliclazide, Levothyroxine, Hydrocortisone, Omeprazole (since change of Levothyroxine), so at least two of these medications deplete B12.
GP did say that they only gave loading doses if levels were low, and would not entertain that these supplements were needed on an ongoing basis. Any official links would be good to have if anyone knows of any.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.