- Calcium and Vitamin D —Helpful Interactions
- Aloe and Licorice (Topical) —Possible Supportive Interactions With Topical Steroids
- Creatine —Possible Helpful Interaction
- DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) —Possible Helpful Interaction
- Chromium —Supplementation Possibly Helpful
- Ipriflavone —Possible Harmful Interaction
- Licorice (Internal) —Possible Harmful Interaction
- Betamethasone (Celestone)
- Cortisone acetate (Cortone Acetate)
- Dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexameth, Dexone, Hexadrol)
- Hydrocortisone (Cortef, Hydrocortone)
- Methylprednisolone (Medrol)
- Prednisolone (Delta-Cortef, Pediapred, Prelone)
- Prednisone (Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten, Orasone, Panasol-S, Prednicen-M, Sterapred DS)
- Triamcinolone (Aristocort, Atolone, Kenacort)
- And others
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- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 08/22/2013 -
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