Zincofer

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Generic Name: Zincofer Brand Name(s): Zincofer.

Uses

What is Zincofer® used for?

Zincofer® is commonly used for during pregnancy, anemia, poor diet, pregnancy complications, folate deficiency, vitamin deficiency and other conditions.

How should I take Zincofer®?

Take it by mouth and as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert.

How do I store Zincofer®?

Zincofer® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Zincofer® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Zincofer® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Zincofer® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Zincofer®?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Zincofer® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Zincofer® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Zincofer®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Zincofer®?

Side effects may occur when using Zincofer®, such as:

  • Nausea
  • Dark or green stools
  • Diarrhea
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Stomach upset
  • Constipation

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Zincofer®?

Zincofer® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products that may interact with this drug, such as:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Albuterol
  • Aminophylline
  • Amiodarone
  • Arsenic trioxide
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Bleomycin
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Chlorothiazide
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Cholestyramine
  • Desogestrel
  • Erythromycin

Does food or alcohol interact with Zincofer®?

Zincofer® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Zincofer®?

Zincofer® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Health conditions that may interact with this drug, including:

  • Bowel problems
  • Breastfeeding
  • Colitis
  • Crohn disease
  • Diverticulitis

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Zincofer®.

What is the dose of Zincofer® for an adult?

Dietary supplement: the recommended dose is 50 to 200 mg/day.

Urinary acidification: the recommended dose is 4 to 12 g/day in 3 to 4 divided doses.

Scurvy: the recommended dose is 100 to 250 mg once or twice daily for a minimum of two weeks.

What is the dose of Zincofer® for a child?

Dietary supplement: the recommended dose is 35 to 100 mg/day.

Urinary acidification: the recommended dose is 500 mg every 6 to 8 hours.

Scurvy oral, IM, IV, subcutaneously: the recommended dose is 100 to 300 mg/day in divided doses for a minimum of two weeks.

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Zincofer® available?

Zincofer® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Zincofer®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: June 14, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019

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