Zinc sulfate


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO Zn deficiency As tab/cap: 50 mg of elemental Zn daily. As effervescent tab: 45 mg elemental Zn once daily-tid. As syr: 10-20 mg elemental Zn once daily. Acute diarrhoea 10-20 mg of elemental Zn once daily. IV Zn deficiency As part of an IV parenteral nutrition regimen: 6.5 mg elemental Zn daily.
Contraindications
Copper deficiency.
Special Precautions
Renal impairment. Children. Pregnancy and lactation. Monitoring Parameters Parenteral nutrition or chronic therapy: Monitor serum level of copper, Zn and alkaline phosphatase; taste acuity, mental depression.
Adverse Reactions
Gastrointestinal disorders: Abdominal pain, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, gastric irritation, gastritis. General disorders and administration site conditions: Irritability, lethargy. Nervous system disorders: Headache, dizziness.
Drug Interactions
Reduced absorption of both Zn and oral Fe supplements, penicillamine, tetracycline, and trientine. May reduce absorption of copper and quinolones (e.g. ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, norfloxacin and ofloxacin). Reduced Zn absorption with Ca.
ATC Classification
A12CB01 - zinc sulfate ; Belongs to the class of zinc-containing preparations. Used as dietary supplements.
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