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Zinc-220

Generic Name: zinc sulfate (ZINK SUL fate)
Brand Name: Orazinc 110, Orazinc 220, Zinc, Zinc-220
Physician reviewed Zinc-220 patient information - includes Zinc-220 description, dosage and directions.
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Drug Information:
Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral. Zinc is important for growth and for the development and health of body tissues. Zinc-220 is used to treat and to prevent zinc deficiency. Zinc-220 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare prOviders about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. Before using Zinc-220, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare prOvider. You may not be able to use this medicine if you have certain medical conditions. Learn more

Zinc-220 Side Effects

Zinc-220 Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about zinc sulfate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Zinc-220.

For the Consumer

Applies to zinc sulfate: oral capsule, oral tablet

Other dosage forms:

  • intravenous solution

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to zinc sulfate: compounding powder, intravenous solution, oral capsule, oral tablet

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects of zinc sulfate (the active ingredient contained in Zinc-220) when taken in large doses have included diarrhea, abdominal creams, and vomiting, usually within 3 to 10 hours of dosing. The symptoms go away soon after discontinuation.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included losing sense of smell in patients who use nasal sprays containing zinc.

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Zinc-220 (www.drugs.com/mtm/zinc-220.html).