zinc acetate - oral, Galzin
GENERIC NAME: ZINC ACETATE - ORAL (zink AS-e-tate)
BRAND NAME(S): Galzin
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.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Take each dose at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after all food or beverages (except water). Swallow the capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the capsules.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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