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- Pharmacology For Zinc
ZincAbout ZincTrance metal, Dietary mineral, Nutritional supplement,Treatment of zinc deficiency,in wound healing.Mechanism of Action of ZincZinc 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 ZincAbsorption: 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 ZincN/ADuration of Action for ZincN/AHalf Life of ZincN/ASide Effects of Zinc1. Nausea
3. Abdominal distress
4. Gastric ulceration
Contra-indications of ZincN/ASpecial Precautions while taking Zinc1.Don`t exceed prescribed dose
Pregnancy Related InformationUse with cautionOld Age Related InformationN/ABreast Feeding Related InformationN/AChildren Related InformationN/AIndications for Zinc1. Zinc deficiency
2. Acne vulgaris
3. Chronic skin ulcers
4. Adjunct to antimicrobials
5. Delayed wound healing
Interactions for ZincFluoroquinolones, 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 ZincAdults: 25 to 50mg zinc daily or 1 to 2 tablets daily.
Children: 5mg/kg 1 to 3 times daily.
Schedule of ZincN/AStorage Requirements for ZincStore at a temperature below 30 degree CEffects of Missed Dosage of ZincTake 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 ZincProvide 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.