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How does chromium interact with other medications?

Chromium can interact with a number of medications. Drugs to treat heartburn or reflux, including antacids, Aciphex (rabeprazole), Axid (nizatidine), Nexium (esomeprazole), Pepcid (famotidine), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), Tagamet (cimetidine), or Zantac (ranitidine) can prevent you from absorbing chromium or make you excrete the supplement faster. Chromium can increase the effects of 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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