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Zinc

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Zinc is used for the control, prevention and treatment of zinc deficiency, stunted growth, acute diarrhea in children, and slow wound healing. It can also be used to help boost the immune system as well as prevent lower respiratory tract infections. If prescribed by the doctor, Zinc may be used in the treatment of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, hypogeusia, tinnitus, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, down syndrome, Hansen’s disease, peptic ulcers, male infertility, erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and muscle cramps.

Do not take Zinc if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it, or if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Before using Zinc tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, or if you have an upcoming surgery scheduled. Also let your doctor know your history of medical problems, pre-existing diseases and current health conditions.

Zinc is administered in the form of oral tablets. Dosage depends on conditions such as medical condition, diet, age, and counteraction with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Zinc include nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea, metallic taste in the mouth, and headache.

nutritional deficiencies
In addition to its intended effect, Zinc may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Rash
Swelling of mouth
Urticaria.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Rashcare cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Zinc as ingredient
Nutri Synapzz Therapeutis Pvt Ltd
Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Liva Healthcare Ltd
Osteokit Plus Combi Kit
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd
Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd
HS Aldem Healthcare
Zydus Cadila
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medreich Lifecare Ltd
Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Zydus Cadila
West-Coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Canixa Life Sciences Pvt
Wanbury Ltd
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

Can I use patanjali awshwashila capsule or dabur shilajit gold capsule for improvement in stamina, is it safe? ,is it free from side effect? please help me regarding this.

MBBS, MD, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Indore
Take homeopathic medicines Ashwagandha Q 10 drops thrice a day and Acid phos 200 ,4 pills twice a day for a week and then report thereafter for further treatment. Foods that increase sexual stamina and keeps your body healthy and energetic. These sex foods include the following: 1. Banana - Bananas are good for sexual health. They naturally imbued with B vitamins that increases our stamina levels and helps to de-stress us 2. Peanut Butter - Peanuts are high in zinc which has been proven scientifically to increase a man’s sperm count and the sperm’s motility. 3. Beetroot Juice 4. Red Grapes 5. Oatmeal 6. Coffee - It helps to enhance sexual arousal if consumed in moderate amounts 7. Beans - Beans are naturally pure protein. They are rich in potassium, fiber, and antioxidants, all of which helps to increase sexual stamina and energy for longer lasting sexual performance 8. Citrus Fruits - Men who eat more citrus fruits like grapefruits and oranges can improve their sperm count and motility. Citrus fruits can boost bedtime performance due to its vast Vitamin C contents to improve better sperm health in men and to help infertility chances in both men and women. 9. Brown Rice, flax seeds 10. Apples 11. Soy Bean 13. Dry Fruits- Dry fruits have been proven to be effective in helping sexual impotency. Daily consumption of dry fruit varieties, help to increase sexual stamina. 14. Pumpkin and corn besides this be hydrated, avoid smoking and alcohol, spicy and fatty food do some yoga or exercises for more queries, ask us.
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Dear Sir/ma'am Please Tell me. What is the best food for increasing Sperm Count. And also tell me how many age sperm will be made in Men. Because I am lose more sperm in doing masturbation. So please tell me. What diet I take. Thanks all Angels (Doctor's)

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Dear Sir/ma'am
Please Tell me. What is the best food for increasing Sperm Count.
And also tell me how many age sperm ...
Reduce frequency of masturbation. twice per week is ok. have eggs , spinach, bananas; dark chocolate; asparagus; broccoli ; pomegranate; walnuts ; garlic , Foods rich in zinc include barley, red meat, beans, etc. Zinc plays a vital role in sperm development. Homeopathic medicines helps in improving the spermcount and is also beneficial in raising the quality of semen it improves the blood supply to the glands producing male hormones..
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I am suffering from fatty liver disease from long time for which m taking heptral, zevit,nuerobin. Now i am getting married so what you will suggest to improve my sperm counts as well as weakness. I had still little bilirubin count. My sperms colour is yellowish.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am suffering from fatty liver disease from long time for which m taking heptral, zevit,nuerobin. Now i am getting m...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Don't get confused. SEMEN COLOUR, QUANTITY AND THICKNESS changes according to physical condition and sexual intercourse / masturbation timing and related mental and physical conditions. Therefore, don't think too much about the thickness or quantity of sperm. If you want to know the quality of sperm, get your sperm checked for that. For Healthy Sperm, Eat More Vitamins.(Deficiencies in vitamin A have been linked to sluggish sperm and lowered fertility) Minerals.(Inadequate levels of zinc can cause lowered sperm counts), Fatty acids, Folic acid, Lycopen, and Drink a lot of Water. Include sprouts in your daily diet to improve sperm count and quality. Take care.

When I have look any girl and movies. Then I have missed some transparent liquid. Tell me how can increase my sex stamina?(currently I am unmarried person)

MBBS, MD, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Indore
When I have look any girl and movies. Then I have missed some transparent liquid. Tell me how can increase my sex sta...
Take Acid phos 200 ,4 pills twice a day for a week and then report thereafter for further treatment. Foods that increase sexual stamina and keeps your body healthy and energetic. These sex foods include the following: 1. Banana - Bananas are good for sexual health. They naturally imbued with B vitamins that increases our stamina levels and helps to de-stress us 2. Peanut Butter - Peanuts are high in zinc which has been proven scientifically to increase a man’s sperm count and the sperm’s motility. 3. Beetroot Juice 4. Red Grapes 5. Oatmeal 6. Coffee - It helps to enhance sexual arousal if consumed in moderate amounts 7. Beans - Beans are naturally pure protein. They are rich in potassium, fiber, and antioxidants, all of which helps to increase sexual stamina and energy for longer lasting sexual performance 8. Citrus Fruits - Men who eat more citrus fruits like grapefruits and oranges can improve their sperm count and motility. Citrus fruits can boost bedtime performance due to its vast Vitamin C contents to improve better sperm health in men and to help infertility chances in both men and women. 9. Brown Rice, flax seeds 10. Apples 11. Soya Bean 13. Dry Fruits- Dry fruits have been proven to be effective in helping sexual impotency. Daily consumption of dry fruit varieties, help to increase sexual stamina. 14. Pumpkin and corn besides this be hydrated, avoid smoking and alcohol, spicey and fatty food do some yoga or exercises.
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While doing sex my organ was not hard since long and I am discharge quick .whats the proper solution and I want some treatment?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
While doing sex my organ was not hard since long and I am discharge quick .whats the proper solution and I want some ...
This is called erectile dysfunction and also ur having premature ejaculation,,do regular exercise,,take high protein,,take boiled carrots,,take baby corn,,take walnuts almonds dates,,take pomegranate daily,,take ginger juice,,take shilajit,,with this take zinc and folic acid supplement,,with this u need proper homoeopathic treatment to cure ur problem permanently

Popular Health Tips

Home Remedy For Heart Attack

BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Home Remedy For Heart Attack

Today we have come up with the Home Remedy to treat Heart Attack.

Terminalia Arjuna ia a herb which is antioxidant, reduces cholestrol and reduces BP and useful in diabetes all at the same time.

Benefits:

  • Arjuna herb works as a heart tonic that helps maintain heart health.
  • Arjuna helps to maintain normal blood pressure.
  • Arjuna promotes proper blood flow and normal homocysteine levels.
  • Heart muscles are strengthened by arjuna.
  • Arjuna supports the blood's absorption of lipids indicating it has cholesterol-regulating properties.
  • Arjuna herb helps to reduces the effects of stress and nervousness on the heart.
  • Arjuna supports the heart's energy output, and enhances overall energy levels, stamina, immunity, and cellular health.
  • Arjuna Powder reduces hypertension and bad cholesterol (LDL). It is rich in magnesium, zinc, calcium, copper and improves the function of the heart.

How to Use Arjuna:

1.A tablespoon of bark powder is added to 2 cups of water, boiled and reduced to half a cup, fltered and consumed when hot.

2. It can be consumed in the form of milk remedy: It's bark powder made into water decoction and consumed ina dose of 50 ml once or twice a day before food.

 

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Menopause

MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Menopause

A syndrome characterized amenorrhoea, vasomotor disturbance often a wide variety of other symptoms which occurs when ovarian activity ceases physiolgically or after oophorectomy or irradiation of the ovaries.
Aetiology:-

The menopause normally occurs between the age of 40 and 55. The cause of menopausal symptoms is not know, but there is good reason for believing they are not all due to the same factor. The hot flushes have been attributed on scant evidence to the incrased secretion of gonadotrophins.
Many of the other manifestations seem to be expressions of anxiety, depression, or a hypothalamic fuctional disturbance.
 The pathology ovaries become fibrosed no longer contain ova. All the accessory sexual organs atrophy  the secondary sexual characteistics regress. Senile vaginitis, kraurosis vulvac, & leucoplakia may occur.

 Symptoms
Menstruation may cease abruptly, or the periods may become progressively more scanty or occur less frequenily. The incidence, frequency intensity of hot flushes vary considerably. They may occur at times of anxiety or without any apparent precipitating cause. Only the upper part of the body is affected; the feeling of intense heat may or may not be associated with flushing of the skin.
Increased perspiration may wet the hair be particularly troublesome at night. Other more variable symptoms include palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, headaches, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, weepiness,  sleep disturbances. Depression leads to overeating  increase in weight which may aggrsavate degenerative arthritis. Later complications include pruritus vulvae, senile vaginitis, leucoplakia, postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Symptoms / sigs base treatment homeopathicy
Aesculis hip,  kali carb, sepia phytolacca,  hypericum, eup. P, sanicula, staph, vario, zinc other medicine apply.
 

Digestive Health - 10 Things That Can Help You Manage It!

DNB Gastroenterology, Consulatant Gastroenterologist, Chief gastroenterologist
Gastroenterologist, Nashik
Digestive Health - 10 Things That Can Help You Manage It!

The food you eat plays an important role in your gastrointestinal health. Some foods can be difficult to digest and lead to bloating and heartburn while others increase the healthy bacteria in your gut and make digestion easier. 

Here are ten things you should include in your diet for a healthy digestive system:

  1. Bananas: Bananas help regulate bowel movements and help bind food waste together thus helping with irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea. They also help restore the electrolyte and potassium balance in the stomach.
  2. Oats: Oats are rich in fiber and low in calories. It is also a rich source of phosphorus, vitamin E and Zinc. Oats helps with the proper functioning of the digestive system and the extraction of waste.
  3. Curd: Curd rice is the most well known home remedy for an upset stomach. Curd is a rich source of probiotics that helps restore the balance of healthy gut bacteria and eases digestion.
  4. Coconut oil: Coconut oil is an excellent substitute for normal cooking oil or butter. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties and fatty acids that ease the digestive system and boost immunity and energy levels.
  5. Lentils: Lentils are rich in prebiotics and fiber. These prebiotics promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria and prevent harmful bacteria from causing stomach infections.
  6. Ginger: Herbs and spices are very helpful with digestion. Amongst these, ginger is foremost. It can be used to treat a number of stomach infections such as bloating, nausea and diarrhea. Ginger also helps speed up the movement of food from the stomach to the intestines. 
  7. Vegetables: Vegetables are rich in fiber and probiotics. While beetroots help relieve constipation, sweet potatoes help treat ulcers and bowel problems. Other vegetables that aid digestion include cucumbers, tomatoes and carrots.
  8. Brown rice: A certain amount of carbohydrates are essential for a well balanced diet. Brown rice has a high calorific value but is less fattening. Brown rice helps food move smoothly through the digestive system and hence promotes regularity.
  9. Peppermint: Peppermint helps ease indigestion and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Peppermint can be had on its own as a flavoring agent in salads and on fruits or taken as a supplement.
  10. Water: Water is crucial to healthy digestion. It helps smooth the movement of food through the digestive system and out of the bowels. Inadequate water is one of the most common causes of constipation. Ideally, you should have a minimum of 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Tips To Help You Keep Common Cold At Bay!

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
General Physician, Delhi
Tips To Help You Keep Common Cold At Bay!

During the winter season, cold is very easy to catch. However, here are some effective ways with which, you can beat the winter cold:

  1. Clothes
    • Dress in layers. Clothing needs to be of common materials that can keep you warm and channel sweat. Silk and cotton are great decisions.
    • Pick your game and fitness clothing carefully so that you do not risk hypothermia – i.e. a body temperature that sinks a lot outside – nor should it be too warm.
    • Ensure you have your gloves, cap, and good quality shoes on in chilly climate, as warmth escapes through the body's furthest points.
  2. Cold weather food
    • Icy immunity boosters are great to battle colds and flus. These build up resistance by giving more access to vegetables and organic product in this season.
    • Vitamins and minerals are natures' own immunity boosters and help avoid illness.
    • Ginger, chili, garlic and turmeric have characteristics that are hostile to disease-containing bacteria. Zinc and Vitamin C are great icy preventers as well.
    • Get into juicing and blend organic products, vegetables and fruits.
    • Moderate cooking is another incredible approach to intake the healthy properties of vegetables in this season.
    • Begin your day by changing your breakfast to a hot porridge sprinkled with cinnamon, granola and berries. Hot breakfast keeps you warm from within, discharges the bad bacteria and gives you energy. If in a rush, try oats. This formula is easy and healthy.
  3. Hygiene
    • Cold germs can hit you in case you do not wash your hands, or clean out your nose.
    • Always carry hankies and clean your nose when you sneeze to ensure your nose remains dry.
    • Make a point to discard the utilised cloth filled with bacteria as quickly as time allows. The key here is to not touch your eyes or nose, and to quickly use a hand sanitiser so that you keep away from germs.
    • Wash your hands regularly. Get a hand sanitiser additionally and utilise it whenever you sneeze or touch something you have sneezed on.
    • Beyond any doubt, you need to avoid germs by rinsing with Listerine or any other similar mouthwash.
  4. Watch your drink
    • Begin your day with a glass of water with lemon. Carry a water bottle with yourself throughout the day and keep yourself hydrated. Winters can make you feel like you are not thirsty, so make sure you drink at least six glasses of water each day.
    • Dry air, dried out bodies and frosty germs do not blend well and you will probably get a bug by not drinking enough. Hot dairy beverages are enticing; however, not as good as plain water.
    • Avoid liquor as it does not blend with cool climate and your veins become larger. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Oats - Your Daily Breakfast Friend!

PG - Diploma in Dietetics & Nutrition, PG - Diploma in Clinical Research
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Nagpur
Oats - Your Daily Breakfast Friend!

One of the healthiest grains on earth; oats are gluten-free and an excellent source of minerals, fibers, vitamins and antioxidants. They are incredibly nutritious and one of the most preferred breakfast options. Owing to its healthy, super filling and nutritious properties, oats are on the top of any healthy diet chart.

Apart from being one of the best sources of soluble fibers, oats are also known to help in lowering cholesterol levels, reducing glucose absorption, relieving constipation, and decreasing the risk of childhood asthma. Read on to know about the benefits of eating oats for breakfast in detail:

  1. A nutritious and balanced breakfast option – Oats have well-balanced nutrients composition. They are an excellent source of proteins and contain very little fat as compared to other grains. They provide all the necessary nutrients, without added calories, to keep you going throughout the day.

  2. Contain soluble and insoluble fibers – Oats are packed with a large quantity of soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which helps control cholesterol levels and stabilizes glucose levels in the blood. Fibers also give you a feeling of fullness and increase the growth of good bacteria in the gut. Oats also contain insoluble fiber that improves the intestinal health and fights constipation.

  3. Contain vitamins and minerals – Oats are also loaded with manganese, copper, iron, folate, vitamin B1 and B5, making an ideal option to start your day with. Eating 1 cup of oatmeal provides ample amount of vitamin B complex to help your body convert food into energy. Iron content in the same serving helps meet 25 percent of a man’s and 11 percent of a woman’s daily requirement.

  4. Help lower cholesterol – One of the leading causes of death globally is heart disease for which the major risk factor is high cholesterol. Oats contain a beta-glucan fiber that is known to effectively reduces LDL cholesterol levels as well as total cholesterol levels. The antioxidants in oats also help in preventing LDL oxidation in the blood.

  5. Help in relieving constipation – With changes in eating habits, constipation has become very common in people of all age groups. As per studies, consuming oat bran daily can significantly improve the gut health and relieve constipation. Especially for elderly patients, oat bran can be a nice alternative to laxatives (due to its side-effects).

  6. Help in managing weight – We all know that eating a filling breakfast in the morning can reduce the urge to eat throughout the day, hence, help in weight loss. This makes oatmeal an excellent breakfast option as it is not only delicious but also keeps you full for longer. Beta-glucan in oats increases the production of a satiety hormone called peptide YY (PPY), which leads to reduced calorie intake, thus helping in managing weight and reducing the risk of obesity.

  7. Reduce the risk of childhood asthma – Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways. Symptoms may differ in every child; some may experience shortness of breath or wheezing, while other children may have a recurrent cough. According to various studies, introducing your child to solid food at an early age can increase the risk of developing asthma. Well, this does not apply to all foods, as introducing oats to an infant can actually lower the risk of developing childhood asthma.

Risks-

Although oats don't contain gluten, in rare cases, they are grown in the same grounds as wheat or barley, and these crops can sometimes contaminate oats with gluten. Therefore, it is advised to pick oats that are certified as gluten-free.

Having gone through all the health benefits of oats, it is proved that oats not only make a nutritious meal for you but your child as well. Go ahead, shake hands with oats and make them your perfect breakfast friend!

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About Zinc
When is Zinc prescribed?
What are the side effects of Zinc?
Key highlights of Zinc
Medicines containing Zinc
What are the interactions for Zinc?