zinc sulfate - oral, Orazinc, Zincate

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GENERIC NAME: ZINC SULFATE - ORAL (zink SUL-fate)

BRAND NAME(S): Orazinc, Zincate

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This medication is a mineral used to treat or prevent low levels of zinc.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to promote wound healing.

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.If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that 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.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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