Possible Interactions with: Chromium
   

Possible Interactions with: Chromium

If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use chromium without first talking to your healthcare provider.

Antacids
Animal studies suggest that antacids, particularly those containing calcium carbonate, may reduce the body's ability to absorb chromium. Although it is unclear how this research relates to people, it may be advisable to avoid taking chromium supplements at the same time as antacids.

Diabetes Medications
Chromium supplements may actually enhance the effectiveness of certain diabetes medications. Clinical studies have demonstrated that people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who take chromium supplements may require lower doses of insulin, metformin, or sulfonylureas (a group of medications used to treat type 2 diabetes including glimepiride, glyburide, glipizide, and chlorpropamide).


Drug Interactions
Glimepiride
Glipizide
Glyburide
Insulin
Metformin-containing Medications

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