zinc gluconate (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Orazinc)?
Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Orazinc)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, severe vomiting, dehydration, and restlessness.
What should I avoid while taking zinc gluconate (Orazinc)?
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.
What other drugs will affect zinc gluconate (Orazinc)?
The following drugs can interact with or be made less effective by zinc gluconate. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- methyltestosterone (Android, Methitest, Oreton);
- penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen);
- risedronate (Actonel);
- a tetracycline antibiotic such as demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin), or tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap); or
- an antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with zinc gluconate. Tell your healthcare provider about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about zinc gluconate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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