Zinc Pharmacology


About Zinc
Trance metal, Dietary mineral, Nutritional supplement,Treatment of zinc deficiency,in wound healing.
Mechanism of Action of Zinc
Zinc acts as a cofactor for more than 70 different enzymes. Zinc dependent enzymes are involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Zinc facilitates wound healing, normal growth rates, normal skin hydration and maintains senses of taste and smell. It provides normal growth and tissue repair. It also helps in development of cell mediated immunity.
Pharmacokinets of Zinc
Absorption: Poorly absorbed orally, Distribution: Zinc is distributed mainly in to skeletal muscle, skin, bone, pancreas, kidney, liver, retina, prostate, RBC, and WBC. Excretion: Excreted mainly through intestine; only 2% loss in the urine.
Onset of Action for Zinc
Duration of Action for Zinc
Half Life of Zinc
Side Effects of Zinc
1. Nausea
2. Vomiting
3. Abdominal distress
4. Gastric ulceration
5. Rashes
Contra-indications of Zinc
Special Precautions while taking Zinc
1.Don`t exceed prescribed dose
2.Renal failure
3.Biliary obstruction

Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Indications for Zinc
1. Zinc deficiency
2. Acne vulgaris
3. Chronic skin ulcers
4. Adjunct to antimicrobials
5. Delayed wound healing
6. Alopecia
Interactions for Zinc
Fluoroquinolones, Tetracyclines: Decreased GI absorption and serum levels of some fluoroquinolone.
Pencillamine: Reduced absorption of zinc.
Iron: Reduced absorption of iron and vice versa.

Typical Dosage for Zinc
Adults: 25 to 50mg zinc daily or 1 to 2 tablets daily.
Children: 5mg/kg 1 to 3 times daily.
Schedule of Zinc
Storage Requirements for Zinc
Store at a temperature below 30 degree C
Effects of Missed Dosage of Zinc
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Zinc
Provide symptomatic treatment and supportive measures

Home Delivery for Zinc in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including zinc.

However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for zinc and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for zinc may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take zinc only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for zinc before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for zinc with the pharmacy.

Zinc is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for zinc might be better known than zinc itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have zinc in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for zinc.