Medicines like the Pill, aspirin and antibiotics have hidden side-effects


Millions of us take medication for everything from pain, infections and contraception to blood pressure, diabetes and menopausal symptoms.

However the same drugs that help with these health issues might actually be draining us of important vitamins and minerals.

We asked the experts to reveal the nutrient interactions potentially caused by common drugs, and how to help restock our levels.

It's important to note that you should never stop taking any medication without speaking to your doctor, and always check before starting on any supplement.

Also remember that supplements aren't a substitute for a balanced diet, and that you should always replenish your nutrients through food as much as possible.

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