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What is Zinc Gluconate used for?

Zinc Gluconate oral solution is used to treat and prevent zinc deficiency. This medication helps keep a healthy immune system and normal zinc levels. Zinc Gluconate supports DNA synthesis and healing process, as well as helps block the absorption of excess copper in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Zinc Gluconate?

The dosage of Zinc Gluconate prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Zinc Gluconate?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Zinc Gluconate medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Zinc Gluconate?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Zinc Gluconate, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Zinc Gluconate?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Zinc Gluconate.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Zinc Gluconate, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Zinc Gluconate can interact with blood thinners and antibiotics.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Zinc Gluconate?

Like other medicines, Zinc Gluconate can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Zinc Gluconate are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Zinc Gluconate cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Zinc Gluconate develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Zinc Gluconate can cause side effects such as upset stomach and nausea. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Zinc Gluconate.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Zinc Gluconate?

Is it possible for me to take Zinc Gluconate with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Zinc Gluconate?
What are the possible drug interactions of Zinc Gluconate?
How will Zinc Gluconate work in my body?
How should Zinc Gluconate be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Zinc Gluconate drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Zinc Gluconate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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