Drugs That Whack the Mitochondria!

Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Staff member
Dr. Courtney Craig came out with a blog on drugs that can affect mitochondrial functioning...It turns out that some of them are used pretty commonly in ME/CFS. If you're taking them she recommends mitochondrial supplementation.

Check out her blog here: http://www.drcourtneycraig.com/blog/2014/11/29/medication-induced-mitochondrial-damage

If medication is required, attempting to counteract the deleterious effects with mitochondrial supports is warranted!

A specific list of mitochondrial disrupters may look like this:
  • Antidepressants: Amitriptyline, Celexa, Prozac
  • Pain Relievers: Acetaminophen, Voltaren, Naproxen, Aspirin
  • Blood Pressure Medications: Propranolol
  • Cholesterol Medications: Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor
  • Diabetes Medications: Metformin
  • Antibiotics: Erythromycin, Tetracycline
  • Anti-Anxiety Medications: Xanax, Valium
  • Benzodiazepines: Klonopin, Ativan
 

Issie

Well-Known Member
CQ10 is great for this. It is being used at high doses to stop Parkinson's from progressing. One of those supplements we may all need. It's energizing too.

Issie
 

buckey

Member
I know this is old but I kept wondering if tetracycline for acne for 1.5 yrs straight without a break could have caused my me/cfs.i am more certain of this noe
 

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