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General Information on Zinc Acetate

Generic Name : Zinc Acetate

Latest prescription information about Zinc Acetate. 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

Trade Names/Brand Names of Zinc Acetate

India : 

International : 

Galzin

Why is Zinc Acetate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a naturally occurring mineral, prescribed for Wilson disease. It blocks copper absorption into the body.  

When should Zinc Acetate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Zinc Acetate?

The recommended dose is 25 to 50 mg three times daily.

How should Zinc Acetate be taken?

It comes as a capsule and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Zinc Acetate?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergies, iron deficiency during pregnancy and lactation.

Monitor liver functions and copper level in blood regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Zinc Acetate?

  Most Common: Stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, severe allergic reactions like rash, hives, itching, difficulty in breathing, tightness in the chest and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.

What are the other precautions for Zinc Acetate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Zinc Acetate?

Store it at room temperature (25C), and in an airtight container.

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