Oral zinc therapy is indicated in zinc deficiency and/or zinc losing conditions like- Hair loss, Skin rashes, Major depression, Loss of smell, taste and memory, White spots on the fingernails, Increased susceptibility to infection, Loss of activity of growth hormone (GH), Visual impairment, fingernails, Diarrhea, Male infertility, Sickle cell anemia, Delayed wound healing, Type-2 diabetes.
Zinc, a major mineral, plays a part in almost all the body's cellular and enzymatic processes. Its bioavailability and digestive assimilation increases significantly when bound to orotic acid. An essential component of over 80 enzymes, it plays a role in all metabolism and has a specific antioxidant, anti-free radical action.
Dosage & Administration
Adults: One tablet twice daily with meal.
Concomitant intake of tetracycline, quinolone and penicillamine along with zinc may decrease the absorption of both drugs.
Zinc might cause nausea, vomiting, metallic taste and stomach upset etc.
Pregnancy & Lactation
It should be used in pregnant or lactating mother after consultation with a health care professional.
Precautions & Warnings
Patients with diabetes & acute renal failure should use zinc products cautiously.
Taking doses higher than 40 mg (elemental zinc) daily might cause fever, cough, upset stomach.
Specific mineral preparations
Store in a cool and dry place, away from light & moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.