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General Information on Chromium Picolinate

Generic Name : Chromium Picolinate

Pronunciation : KROME ee um pi KOE li nate

Latest prescription information about Chromium Picolinate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Why is Chromium Picolinate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a nutritional/herbal supplement prescribed for type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus and also used as an alternative medicine to lower cholesterol or improve body’s use of glucose. 

When should Chromium Picolinate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with liver disease, cancer, kidney problems, weak immune system and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Chromium Picolinate?

Adult: PO-200 to 1000mcg daily in divided doses.

How should Chromium Picolinate be taken?

It comes as a tablet/capsule to take by mouth with or without food as directed by your health care provider.

What are the warnings and precautions for Chromium Picolinate?

• Use this medication as prescribed by your physician, do not use longer than recommended.

• Caution should be exercised when taking other medications such as nicotinic acid, steroid medications, stomach acid reducers, aspirin, asthma or blood pressure medications or an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug).

• Consult with your health care provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant.

• Do not give this supplement to a child without consulting your physician.

• Chromium when taken along with diabetes medications may lower blood sugar levels too much, monitor blood glucose levels regularly; consult with your health care provider.

What are the side effects of Chromium Picolinate?

  Allergic Reactions - Swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat, hives, difficult breathing, redness and scaling of the skin.

What are the other precautions for Chromium Picolinate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Chromium Picolinate?

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30°C), away from moisture, heat and light. Keep this medication out of reach of children and away from pets. Do not store in bathroom.

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