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Zinc acetate

INFORMATION

Uses

Zinc acetate is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Zinc is an essential mineral. It is needed for the proper growth and maintenance of the human body and for immunity against infections. It is a part of various enzymes and hormones in the body.

Common side effects

Overdose, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Decreased cholesterol level in blood, Dizziness, Headache, Decreased copper level, Loss of appetite, Stomach cramp, Vomiting, Weakness

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

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Expert advice

  • Consult your doctor for the dosage required.
  • Pregnant women should not take more than 40 mg of zinc per day.
  • Tell your doctor about any other dietary supplements or medicines you take.

Frequently asked questions

Zinc acetate

Q.Can I take zinc with high blood pressure?
High blood pressure is not a contraindication for zinc treatment. But consult your doctor before taking the drug

Q.Does zinc increase sperm volume?
No, there is no scientific evidence found regarding increase in sperm volume; however, zinc is used to treat infertility in men

Q.Can I take zinc with Coumadin (warfarin sodium), Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), vitamin D, calcium, iron, levothyroxine, vitamins, or magnesium?
Yes, you can take zinc with Coumadin (warfarin sodium), Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), vitamin D, calcium, iron, levothyroxine, vitamins, or magnesium. Please consult your doctor before taking the medications together

Q.How long can I take zinc tablets?
Please consult your doctor for the dose and duration of the treatment required

Q.Is zinc good for hair / skin?
Zinc may help in preventing hair loss and thinning and it also used for treating acne and aging skin. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug

Q.Does zinc increase height / weight?
Zinc is vital in promoting growth in children. However, consult your doctor regarding its use.


Content on this page was last updated on 17 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)