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Should I let my doctor know if I’m taking chromium?

Tell your doctor if you are taking chromium supplements or are thinking of doing so. Many people take chromium to help control their blood sugar. If you do this, tell your doctor, because chromium could affect how insulin and other drugs to control blood sugar affect you. Chromium can also have an affect on other drugs you might be taking, including beta-blockers such as Inderal (propanolol) or Tenormin (atenolol), insulin, nicotinic acid (niacin), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) (such as aspirin, Advil (ibuprofen), Aleve (naproxen)), Feldene (piroxicam), or Indocin (indomethacin), or corticosteroids.

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