Indications tablets Zinc

Zinc tablets prescribed for immunodeficiency, inflammatory diseases of the digestive system, allergies (i.e. atopic dermatitis), the syndrome of impaired intestinal absorption, delay growth, puberty, mental development in children.

Other indications for this drug are: maintenance of reproductive function, malnutrition in children, skin diseases (including ulcerative lesions), disorders of smell and taste, which accompany diseases of the oral cavity, digestive disorders. The drug is effective in times of epidemics of influenza and SARS as a means of prevention.

How to take Zinc

Pills Zinc administered to adults 30 mg per day (1 per day). In acne, increase the dose to 135 mg per day, divided into 2-3 doses. In the gastro-intestinal pathologies take 300 mg a day (3 admission). Infertility is prescribed for 50 mg Zinc per day.

When ulcers of the lower leg per day take 660 mg of Zinc (in 4 doses), disorders of taste - 100 mg per day (2 admission), if Wilson's disease is 150 mg per day (3 admission). Children tablets Zinc give 10 mg or from 1 mg per 1 kg of body weight (1 per day).

Pills Zinc should be taken 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after. If the drug causes stomach irritation, you must take it along with food containing a small amount of fiber. You cannot use drugs zinc and iron. Pills Zinc should be not earlier than 2 hours after taking antibiotics.

The recommended course of treatment is 1 month. While taking the drug longer than 1 month. can disrupt the absorption of copper, so it is necessary to additionally use medications with copper, at the rate of 30 mg of zinc 2 mg of copper. If necessary the course can be repeated. It is recommended to take daily Zinc during seasonal epidemics of influenza and colds.

Zinc: side effects, contraindications

Among the possible side effects associated with taking "Zinc" are: vomiting, nausea, intestinal bleeding, intestinal spasms, hepatic failure, hepatitis, disorders of the kidneys, anemia, and frequent respiratory infections in children. You cannot take high doses of zinc, especially for a long time.

Tablets Zinc can alter the therapeutic effect of Tetracycline, Captopril, Niacin, vitamin A, preparations containing pancreatic enzymes, a thiazide diuretic. Zinc is contraindicated in individual intolerance, pregnancy and lactation. Before use it is necessary to consult a doctor.