Zinc sulfate

Description

The primary ingredient of Zinc sulfate is available as oral, parenteral, and topical forms. The oral and parenteral forms of this medicine are used to prevent or treat of zinc deficiencies in adults and children. They are used alone and together with oral rehydration therapy (ORT) to correct zinc deficiency. The parenteral form of this medicine is also used as a supplement to intravenous solutions given for Total Parenteral Nutrition. The topical form of this medicine is used as a topical astringent.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zinc sulfate

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Peeling of skin
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet

Uses of Zinc sulfate

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dietary Supplement
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to zinc sulfate, other zinc supplements, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this supplement for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Other medicines

Zinc sulfate may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning the treatment.

Missed Dose

Oral forms: Take/administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose. Parenteral form: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Oral forms: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Parenteral form: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ciprofloxacin

Alendronate

Cinoxacin

Disease interactions

Renal Dysfunction

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney function impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oral forms: Take/administer this supplement with food to avoid stomach upset. Do not take/administer in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor. Parenteral form: This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Zinc sulfate act as a dietary supplement and corrects the zinc levels in the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Dietary supplement

Schedule

Schedule H

DailyMed - Zinc Sulfate - zinc sulfate tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 22 April 2019]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=b569e760-ee63-40e3-b425-8d498ec164a5

DailyMed - Zinc Sulfate - zinc sulfate injection, solution [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 22 April 2019]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=1a03fe85-fdc9-4847-960f-1fc782d7d493

Zinc sulfate - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 12 September 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09322

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Information on this page was last updated on 12 Sep 2019

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