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zinc acetate - oral, Galzin

GENERIC NAME: ZINC ACETATE - ORAL (zink AS-e-tate)

BRAND NAME(S): Galzin

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USES: This medication is used after other medications to treat a certain liver disease (Wilson's disease). This inherited disease causes the liver to hold onto too much copper, resulting in liver damage and other serious problems. This medication causes the intestines to make more of a certain substance (a protein) that prevents the body from absorbing too much copper from food, thereby preventing further damage.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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