How Vitamin A interacts with Corticosteroid medications

Interaction type: Depletions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

In an animal study, large doses of these medications decreased vitamin A levels in the blood, liver, thymus and adrenal glands. 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: Atukorala TM, et al. Effect of Corticosterone on the Plasma and Tissue Concentrations of Vitamin A in Rats. Ann Nutr Metab. 1981;25(4):234-38.