Wednesday, July 8, 2015

INFORMATION ABOUT ZINC SUPPLEMENTS

INFORMATION ABOUT ZINC SUPPLEMENTS


ZINC TABLETS 


Zinc supplements are used for the treatment of zinc deficiency, severe diarrhoea, liver cirrhosis, alcoholism and Wilson’s disease.
Precautions
Do not take zinc supplements more than 100 mg/day. It can increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Zinc supplements are contraindicated in HIV/AIDS patients.
Other Drug Interactions
Zinc may interact with cisplatin, quinolone antibiotics, tetracycline, amiloride and penicillamine
Dosage
For treatment of common cold (Adults):
Consider administration zinc gluconate or acetate lozenge equivalent to 9-24 mg of elemental zinc, every two hours.

For treatment of diarrhoea and malnourishment (Adults):
Consider administration of 10-40 mg of zinc, daily
Prevention of pneumonia among malnourished children:
Consider administration of 10-70 mg/day.

For treatment of abnormal taste changes (Adults):
Consider administration of 25-100 mg/day.

For treatment of anorexia nervosa (Adults):
Consider administration of 100 mg of zinc gluconate, daily.

For treatment of peptic ulcers (Adults):
Consider administration of 200mg of zinc, thrice daily.

For treatment of muscle cramps in hepatic patients with zinc deficiency (Adults):
Consider administration of 220mg of zinc, twice daily.

For treatment of osteoporosis (Adults):
Consider 15 mg of zinc with other supplements including copper, manganese and calcium.

For treatment of sickle cell anemia (Adults):
Consider administration of 220mg of zinc, thrice daily.
For treatment of ADHD (Children):
Consider administration of 15-40mg of elemental zinc

For treatment of AMD (Adults):
Consider administration of 80 mg of elemental zinc with vitamins.

For treatment of acne (Adults)
Consider administration of 30-135 mg of elemental zinc, every day.
Food(before/after)
Zinc supplements can be taken before or after food intake

List of Contraindications

Zinc and Pregnancy
Zinc supplements are not classified under USFDA Pregnancy Category. In recommended dietary allowances (RDA), zinc supplements are likely safe for pregnant women. Consult a physician before taking Zinc supplements.
Zinc and Lactation
In recommended dietary allowances (RDA), zinc supplements are likely safe for lactating mothers. Consult a physician before taking Zinc supplements.

Zinc and Children
Do not give Zinc supplements to children unless prescribed by a pediatrician

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