Zinc - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Zinc

Generic Name : Zinc
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Zinc are provided here.

Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y57.9 Therapeutic Classification : Medical Foods

Trade Names/Brand Names of Zinc

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Why is Zinc Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an essential trace element, prescribed as a dietary supplement.  It helps the immune system fight off attacking bacteria and viruses.

When should Zinc not be taken? (Contraindications)


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 for Zinc?

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