How Chromium interacts with Corticosteroid medications

Interaction type: Depletions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Corticosteroids may increase urinary excretion of chromium, which may result in corticosteroid-induced diabetes. Supplementation with the affected nutrient may be necessary to correct this condition. (1)

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


  1. View Abstract: Ravina A, et al. Reversal of Corticosteroid-induced Diabetes Mellitus with Supplemental Chromium. Diabet Med. Feb1999;16(2):164-67.