E-Zinc

E-Zinc

zinc sulfate

Manufacturer:

Amherst Lab

Distributor:

Pediatrica
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Zinc sulfate monohydrate.
Description
Each 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) syrup contains: Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate 55 mg (equivalent to 20 mg elemental Zinc).
Each mL syrup (oral drops) contains: Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate 27.5 mg (equivalent to 10 mg elemental Zinc).
Action
This nutritional supplement contains zinc. Zinc helps the body's natural defense against damaging free radicals (antioxidant effect) and helps boost immune function. Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable chemicals generated during normal body activities that require oxygen (e.g., respiration, digestion, blood circulation, immune system response, etc.) and after exposure to UV light, cigarette smoke and various pollutants. One major effect of zinc is on the ability of cells to properly replicate the DNA, which is required for cells to multiply. Hence, zinc is needed for normal growth.
Zinc has other known functions/effects: See Table 1.

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Zinc is also recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF as an adjunct in acute diarrhea management together with reduced osmolarity oral rehydration salts (ORS).
Indications/Uses
This nutritional supplement is used for the following conditions: As an adjunct in the management of acute diarrhea; To help boost immune function; To help support optimum physical growth and development.
Dosage/Direction for Use
See Tables 2 and Table 3.

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Missed dose: If the patient missed the dose for the day just take the next dose and the subsequent doses at the usual recommended schedule, i.e., once a day.
Do not double the dose unless recommended by a doctor.
Overdosage
Rare occurrences of acute zinc poisoning have been reported. The toxicity signs observed after ingestion of high zinc doses (4-8 grams) include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, metallic taste and lethargy (sleepiness).
If the patient has taken more than the recommended dosage, consult a doctor.
Contraindications
If the patient is allergic to any component of the product.
Special Precautions
Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Consult the doctor if any undesirable effect occurs.
Adverse Reactions
Gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea and vomiting are seen with doses of elemental zinc greater than 30 mg.
Drug Interactions
The amount of zinc in the products is not expected to interact with food or medicines.
Storage
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C
ATC Classification
A12CB01 - zinc sulfate ; Belongs to the class of zinc-containing preparations. Used as dietary supplements.
Presentation/Packing
Syr (bottle) 55 mg/5 mL (yellow-colored, sweet-sour and cool apple-flavored, slightly thickened and slightly hazy syrup with fruity apple odor) x 60 mL. Oral drops (bottle) 27.5 mg/mL (yellow-colored, sweet-sour and cool apple-flavored, slightly thickened and slightly hazy syrup with fruity apple odor) x 15 mL.
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