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How long should zinc and trientine be used in combination?

How long should zinc and trientine be used in combination?

Minerals: Always be cautious when taking too much of additional minerals into one's diet. Zinc is a necessary mineral. I do not know what trientene actually is. ...Read more

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Can zinc and trientine be used in combination? 

Can zinc and trientine be used in combination? 

Yes: Trientine is used in wilson's disease (a rare copper storage disease) to chelate (bind) copper. Zinc is a trace element, dietary supplement with many alleged benefits that are unproved except in zinc deficiency. There is no reported interaction between the two. ...Read more

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Hi.. What is the best drugs, pencillamin or trientine for wilson's disease?

Wilson's disease: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/wilsons-disease/ds00411 for info re wilson's disease which is autosomal recessive cause of excess copper. Both Penicillamine & trientine are used to chelate & remove excess copper. There's no best drug for everyone but rather a best drug for you. Talk to your doc about what's available to you, what's affordable, and what side effects are tolerable to you. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get thyroid and zinc tests back?

How long does it take to get thyroid and zinc tests back?

Test results: It depends on where the tests are being performed but a week to 10 days is reasonable. ...Read more

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Hi how long do I have to wait for my hair to grow back after taking too much zinc ?

Hi how long do I have to wait for my hair to grow back after taking too much zinc ?

Hair growth: The rate of hair growth is 1/2 to 5/8 inches per month. Most of your hair is in a state of active growth, the remaining hair is in a resting phase. Depending on whether your hair was lost at the root or broke off somewhere else will determine how long it will take to grow back. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take Zinc tablets for a very long amount of time? I mean like years? Does it have any negative effect on the body?

Is it bad to take Zinc tablets for a very long amount of time? I mean like years? Does it have any negative effect on the body?

How much Zinc?: There are no well described ill-effects of taking zinc but it is generally not a good idea to take supplements that may not be needed. Zinc deficiency is not a common occurrence in a people eating usual diet. ...Read more

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Hi how long does it take for copper levels to get back to normal if zinc made them low ?

Hi how long does it take for copper levels to get back to normal if zinc made them low ?

Depends: It depends on how high the copper level and how low the zn level. The higher the level, the longer it takes to get it down. However you need to find out why the copper level is so high to start with since there is a disease condition associated with it. However if you are taking copper supplement, the first thing you need to do is to stop it immediately. ...Read more

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Hi how long does it take to restore copper levels after they have been depleted from zinc ?

Months: You should get a doc who manages metabolic issues. The treatment is to give zinc supplements but giving too large amounts can cause serious side effects.In this case more is not better. Other factors taken in account when deciding how much to give is how severe the deficiency is, your overall health and other medication. ...Read more

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I use 220 mg zinc sulfate capsule which in containing 50 mg zinc.How long should be the time periods between taking the capsule? I take 3 days once.

Once a day: 50 mg of zinc a day is about the maximum amount you want to take so i would take it once a day. It will be better absorbed on an empty stomach but if you get stomach upset then take it with some food. ...Read more