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MAR-ZINC
ZINC SULFATE - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

ZINC SULFATE - ORAL

(zink SUL-fate)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Orazinc, Zincate

Uses

This medication is a mineral used to treat or prevent low levels of zinc.

OTHER

Uses

This medication may also be used to promote wound healing.

How To Use

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor or on the package. Take this medication 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. May be taken with food if it upsets your stomach. Best to swallow whole. Do not crush or chew. Avoid milk, bran, grains, or cereals within 2 hours of taking this medicine. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.

Side Effects

Nausea, stomach upset, heartburn may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fever, chills, sore throat, sores in mouth, unusual tiredness, weakness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: low blood levels of copper. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: any allergies. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. This medication passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: penicillamine, quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin), tetracyclines, phosphorus containing products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include severe nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fainting, and shortness of breath.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others. It is important to maintain a well balanced diet while taking this medicine. Foods containing good sources of zinc include lean red meats, seafood, peas, and beans. Laboratory tests (e.g., zinc and copper levels) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.