Zinc is used to treat zinc deficiency which may cause slow growth in infants and children, delayed sexual development in adolescents, impotence in men, hair loss, diarrhea, eye and skin sores, loss of appetite and weight, delayed wound healing, decreased ability to taste food, and low alertness levels. Mechanism of Action
Zinc is an essential mineral. It is needed for the Dosage
Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration Treatment of diarrhea:Infants under 6 months: 10 mg per day for 10 to 14 days.Children older than 6 months: 20 mg per day for 10 to 14 days.It is also available as a part of various multivitamin and multimineral nutritional supplements. Side Effects
Zinc along with quinolone (ciprofloxacin) or tetracycline antibiotics reduces the amount of both zinc and the antibiotic in the body.Thiazide diuretics (e.g., chlorthalidone and hydrochlorothiazide) increase the release of zinc through urine.Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required. Warnings/Precautions
Consult your doctor for the dosage required.Pregnant women should not take more than 40 mg of zinc per day.Tell your doctor about any other dietary supplements or medicines you take.