PedZINC Plus C

PedZINC Plus C

Manufacturer:

Gruppo Medica

Distributor:

Zuellig

Marketer:

InterMed Marketing
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Vitamin C, zinc.
Description
Syrup: Each 5 mL contains vitamin C 97.5 mg and elemental zinc lactate equivalent to elemental zinc 9 mg. Drops: each 0.6 mL contains vitamin C 45 mg and elemental zinc lactate equivalent to elemental zinc 4.5 mg.
Action
Vitamin C is found in all living tissues, and most animals are capable of synthesizing their own supply from glucose. However, humans cannot make their own vitamin C, and must obtain it from a dietary supplement or from food supplement. It is required for the synthesis of collagen, an important structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments and bone. It is vital for the function of the immune system. Vitamin C supplementation has been shown to reduce the severity of symptoms associated with the common cold. In children who experience extreme physical stress, vitamin C may be helpful in preventing respiratory infections. Vitamin C has also been used to promote wound healing and treatment of megaloblastic anemia.
Zinc is an essential trace element for humans. It is a constituent of over 200 metallo-enzymes. It is found in many tissues including pancreas, liver, kidneys, lungs, muscles, bones, eyes and endocrine glands. Zinc is a mineral that helps support the proper growth and development of children. It has various roles in the human system, and participated in systemic and intracellular control and integration, and in mechanisms of the major metabolic pathways involving tissue and protein synthesis, gene expression and embryogenesis and apoptosis. Zinc is thus essential for growth, sexual maturation, sensory, cognitive and immune function.
Studies showed that zinc supplementation enhances growth of children and reduces the prevalence of common childhood infections eg, diarrhea and pneumonia. Zinc supplementation has been associated with improved motor development in low birth weight infants and was associated with better neuropsychologic functioning.
PedZinc Plus C contains 150% RENI* of vitamin C and 100% RENI of zinc for ages 13-15 years (the 13- to 15-year old group was used to maximize the vitamin C and zinc contents of PedZinc Plus C).
*Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intakes.
Indications/Uses
Vitamin C and zinc supplements for adults and children to be strong, healthy and mentally alert. Reduces the duration and severity of common childhood infections, eg, pneumonia and diarrhea.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Syrup: Adults and children >12 years: 1 tsp (5 mL); children 3-12 years: ½ tsp (2.5 mL).
Drops: Infants 6 months to 2 years: 0.6 mL.
All doses to be taken once daily.
Drug Interactions
Vitamin C is known to enhance iron absorption by reducing nonheme ferric (Fe+3) iron to the ferrous (Fe+2) state.
A number of drugs are known to lower vitamin C levels, requiring an increase in its intake. Estrogen-containing contraceptives (birth control pills) are known to lower vitamin C levels in plasma and white blood cells. Aspirin can lower vitamin C levels if taken frequently ie, 2 aspirin tablets taken every 6 hrs for a week has been reported to lower white blood cell vitamin C by 50%, primarily by increasing urinary excretion of vitamin C.
Storage
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C, away from direct sunlight.
ATC Classification
A11JB - Vitamins with minerals ; Used as dietary supplements.
Presentation/Packing
Syrup (sweet-oranged flavor) 120 mL, 240 mL. Oral drops (sweet-oranged flavor) 30 mL.
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