Zinc is used to treat zinc deficiency which may cause slow growth in infants and children, delayed sexual development in adolescents, impotence in men, hair loss, diarrhea, eye and skin sores, loss of appetite and weight, delayed wound healing, decreased ability to taste food, and low alertness levels.
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 MEDICINENo medicine available
- 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
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.
No, there is no scientific evidence found regarding increase in sperm volume; however, zinc is used to treat infertility in men.
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.
Please consult your doctor for the dose and duration of the treatment required.
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.
Zinc is vital in promoting growth in children. However, consult your doctor regarding its use.