Active Ingredient Check

Anti-Diabetic Agents: Medications for Diabetics

  • Metformin
    (Trade names: e.g. Biocos, Biomo, Diabesin, Diabetase, Glucobon, Glucophage, Juformin, Mediabet, Mescorit, Met, Metfogamma, Siofor)

Diuretics ("water tablets"): medications used to treat high blood pressure and/or heart failure

  • Thiazides (e.g. hydrochlorothiazide)
    (Trade names: e.g. Disalunil, Esidrix)
  • Loop Diuretics (e.g. Furosemide)
    (Trade names: e.g. Lasix, Diurapid, Furanthril, Furorese)
  • Triamterene
    (Mostly as a combination; trade names: e.g. Nephral, Triampur compositum, Turfan)

Anti-microbial substances such as antibiotics (against bacterial infections) and anti-fungal medications (used to treat fungal infections)

  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics (Amikacin, Gentamicin, Tobramycin):
    (Trade names: e.g. Amikacin Fresenius, Refobacin)
  • Isoniazid (Antibiotic)
    (Trade names: e.g. Isozid, tebesium)
  • Trimethoprim (Antibiotic)
    (Mostly as a combination; trade names: e.g. Cotrim-…, Drylin, Infectotrimet)
  • Anti-fungal Agent Amphotericin B:

Lipid-lowering drugs: medications against raised blood fats and cholesterol levels

  • Fibrates (Fenofibrate and Bezafibrate)
    (Trade names: e.g. Cedur, Liperial, Lipidil, Lipox)
  • Cholestyramine
    (Trade names: e.g. Lipocol-Merz, Quantalan)
  • Niacin
    (Trade names: e.g. Niaspan)

Gastrointestinal therapeutics

  • Proton pump inhibitors (e.g. omeprazole):
    (Trade names: e.g. Antra MUPS, Gastracid, Nexium, Pantozol…)
  • H2 Antagonists (e.g. Cimetidin, Ranitidine)
    (Trade names: e.g. Sostril, Zantic, Cime-... Rani ....)
  • Sulfasalazine
    (Trade names: e.g. Azulfidine, Colo-Pleon, Pleon RA)
  • Laxatives

Other medicines

  • Anti-epileptic drugs (Carbamazepine, Phenytoin, Valproic acid, Primidone):
  • Cyclosporine (Immunosuppressive drug)
    (Trade names: e.g. Cicloral, Immunosporin, Sandimmun)
  • Contraceptives (the "pill")
  • Methotrexate (Anti-inflammatory drug)
    (Trade names: e.g. Lantarel, Metex, MTX-...)
  • Theophylline (Bronchodilator)
    (Trade names: e.g. Aerobin, Afonilum, afpred forte, Euphylong, Solosin)

Important note:

This information does not replace either medical or any other form of professional advice.
The intake of biofactors which are not present in sufficient quantities is always a supplementary measure which is intended to ensure the necessary medical treatment and prevent health risks as a result of nutritional deficiencies. Under no circumstances should medications prescribed by a doctor be stopped or their dose changed without consulting the doctor. The preparations mentioned (examples of the respective active ingredients which can disturb the biofactor balance) have been randomly selected and are not subject to any criticism, recommendations or advertising on our part.

Background Information for the Blood Analysis:

The costs of a vitamin, mineral and homocysteine determination in the blood are not usually refunded by the statutory health insurance.
The following costs can be expected:

Magnesium + potassium determination approx. €8 to €9
Vitamin B6 determination approx. €33 to €38
Vitamin B12 determination approx. €15 to €17
Folic acid determination approx. €15 to €17
Homocysteine determination approx. €20 to €38