Drug Index

Chromium

 
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Mechanism :

Enhances insulin receptor sensitivity in peripheral cells (component of glucose tolerance factor).


Indication :

• Supplement for parenteral nutrition


Contraindications :

Chromate allergy, leather contact allergy, impaired renal function, breastfeeding (high dose).


Dosing :

0-6 months: 0.2 mcg/day.

7-12 months: 5.5 mcg/day.

1-3 years: 11 mcg/day.

4-8 years: 15 mcg/day.

9-13 years: 21 mcg/day (female), 25 mcg/day (Male).

14-18 years (female): 21 mcg/day.


Adverse Effect :

Cognitive dysfunction, headache, insomnia, irritability, mood changes, motor dysfunction, perceptual dysfunction, sleep disturbances, weight gain (high dose), anemia, hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, renal/liver impairment (high dose).


Interaction :

No significant interactions found.


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