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General Information on Zinc

Generic Name : Zinc

Latest prescription information about Zinc. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y57.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Medical Foods

Why is Zinc Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an essential trace element, prescribed as a dietary supplement.  

When should Zinc not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category A :

Well-designed and sufficient studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy. These drugs are considered to be safe during pregnancy.

What is the dosage of Zinc?

Adult- The recommended dose is 12 to 150 mg daily in divided doses.
Child- 5-15 mgs/kg/day in 3 divided doses.

How should Zinc be taken?

It comes as tablet and syrup to take by mouth with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Zinc?

Caution needed for pregnant and breast-feeding women.

What are the side effects of Zinc?

Nausea, bad taste, diarrhea, vomiting, mouth irritation, and, rarely, mouth sores.

What are the other precautions for Zinc?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Zinc?

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container, keep it away from sunlight and moisture.

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