How Magnesium interacts with Corticosteroid medications

Interaction type: Depletions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Long term use of these medications has shown a decrease in magnesium blood levels. Supplementation with the affected nutrient may be necessary. (1)

These drugs include prednisone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone, betamethasone, budesonide, triamcinolone, dexamethasone, cortisone, beclomethasone, flunisolide, fluticasone, fludrocortisone, mometasone


  1. View Abstract: Rolla G, Bucca C, Bugiani M, et al. Hypomagnesemia in Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease: Effect of Therapy. Magnes Trace Elem. 1990;9(3):132-6.