Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Orazinc
Generic Name: zinc gluconate (Pronunciation: ZINK GLUE koe nate)
What is zinc gluconate (Orazinc)?
Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral. Zinc is important for growth and for the development and health of body tissues.
Zinc gluconate is used to treat and to prevent zinc deficiency.
Zinc gluconate may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of zinc gluconate (Orazinc)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about zinc gluconate (Orazinc)?
Before using zinc gluconate, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider. You may not be able to use zinc gluconate if you have certain medical conditions.
Avoid taking this medication with foods that are high in calcium or phosphorus, which can make it harder for your body to absorb zinc gluconate. Foods high in calcium or phosphorus include milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, dried beans or peas, lentils, nuts, peanut butter, beer, cola soft drinks, and hot cocoa.
Zinc gluconate can make certain antibiotics less effective. Tell your doctor about all other medications you are using before you start taking zinc gluconate.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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