5-Aminosalicylic acid derivatives anti-inflammatory medications include:
Taking sulfasalazine may deplete vitamin B9.
Low levels of folic acid in the body may be linked to:
Symptoms may include:
The information presented here covers some of the nutrients that may be affected when you take certain medicines. If you have any of these signs and symptoms, it does not always mean you have low levels of these nutrients.
Factors that affect the level of nutrients are:
Please talk to your health care provider. They can best address your health care needs and see if you are at risk for low levels of any nutrients.
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