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Chromium Picolinate

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Chromium Picolinate (chromium picolinate systemic) is a member of the drug class minerals and electrolytes and is used to treat Diabetes - Type 2 and Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency.

US matches:



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Dietary supplement

Trace element

Prophylaxis and treatment of chromium deficiency in animals

Chemical Names

2-Pyridinecarboxylic acid, chromium salt


Foreign Names

  • Chrom picolinat (German)
  • Picolinate de chrome (French)
  • Picolinato de cromo (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Chromium Tripicolinate (IS)
  • Chromium(III) trispicolinate (IS)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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