Zinc Lozenges Could Reduce Duration of Common Cold

by Kathy Jones on  July 28, 2011 at 7:11 PM Drug News
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Even as scientists struggle to find out a complete cure for common cold, a group of Finnish researchers suggests that using zinc lozenges could reduce the duration of common cold by over 40 percent.
 Zinc Lozenges Could Reduce Duration of Common Cold
Zinc Lozenges Could Reduce Duration of Common Cold

According to the report, published in the Open Respiratory Medicine Journal, the researchers analyzed over 13 different studies related to effects of zinc lozenges and found that a daily dose of zinc acetate over 75 milligrams could reduce the duration of common cold by 42 percent.

The researchers also said that there were no serious adverse effects of taking zinc lozenges. "Since a large proportion of trial participants have remained without adverse effects, zinc lozenges might be useful for them as a treatment option for the common cold", they wrote in their report.


Source: Medindia

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