Consult Online With India's Top Doctors
Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

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.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist before using this medicine.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies

  • 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

View More

Zinc is a supplement that is generally used to treat depressive disorder and diarrhoea in some cases. Mechanism of action for such a supplement is simple. It merely looks to supply the mineral, which may have been lost or absent in the body, otherwise.

Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

Popular Health Tips

Table of Content
About Zinc
What are the uses of Zinc
What are the side effects of Zinc ?
Key highlights of Zinc
Medicines containing Zinc
How does this medication work?