Chromium Picolinate Drug Interactions

If certain medications are taken with chromium picolinate, drug interactions may occur. Some of the medicines that may interact with chromium picolinate include antacids, diabetes medications, and NSAIDs. Some of these drug interactions may affect blood sugar levels or alter the amount of the medications that are absorbed by the body. To avoid these problems, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking chromium picolinate with any other medicine, vitamin, or supplement.

An Introduction to Chromium Picolinate Drug Interactions

Chromium picolinate can potentially interact with a few other medicines. Some of these medicines that may lead to chromium picolinate drug interactions include:
  • Antacids or acid reducers (including H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors)
  • Corticosteroids, such as:


    • Betamethasone (Celestone®)
    • Cortisone
    • Dexamethasone (Decadron®)
    • Fludrocortisone (Florinef®)
    • Hydrocortisone (Cortef®)
    • Methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol®, Medrol®)
    • Prednisolone (Orapred®, Pediapred®)
    • Prednisone
    • Triamcinolone (Kenalog®, Aristospan®




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