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Scrip-Zinc
Oral


This medication is a mineral used to treat or prevent low levels of zinc.This medication may also be used to promote wound healing.

 
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Scrip-Zinc

Uses
This medication is a mineral used to treat or prevent low levels of zinc.This medication may also be used to promote wound healing.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.It is important to maintain a well balanced diet while taking this medicine.Foods containing good sources of zinc include lean red meats, seafood, peas, and beans.Laboratory tests (e.g., zinc and copper levels) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include severe nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fainting, and shortness of breath.

How To Use
  • Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor or on the package.Take this medication 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
  • May be taken with food if it upsets your stomach.
  • Best to swallow whole.
  • Do not crush or chew.Avoid milk, bran, grains, or cereals within 2 hours of taking this medicine.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.

Side Effects
  • Nausea, stomach upset, heartburn may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fever, chills, sore throat, sores in mouth, unusual tiredness, weakness.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: low blood levels of copper.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: any allergies.Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication.This medication passes into breast milk.
  • While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • If you are taking this medication under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: penicillamine, quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin), tetracyclines, phosphorus containing products.

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