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Doctor insights on: Zinc Acetate Vs Zinc Gluconate

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Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency? If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?

Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency? If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?

Actually: I prefer Zinc Sulphate!! HOWEVER any of the above are most likely just fine since the amount needed to replenish your total body zinc is quite low!! (Higher levels are used in medical conditions eg cold virus control and Prostate function! ...Read more

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Is there a difference between zinc oxide tablets and zinc gluconate?

Is there a difference between zinc oxide tablets and zinc gluconate?

Yes, but neither best: Zinc can be difficult to absorb. Zinc oxide is poorly absorbed and is probably best for topical use (as a sunscreen). Zinc gluconate is better absorbed and is commonly used in lozenges for treating colds. However, research shows that zinc picolinate is much better absorbed than zinc gluconate. Thus, I recommend supplementing with zinc picolinate. See www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/3630857. ...Read more

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Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate. [135] It is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which may protect against accelerated aging of the skin and muscles of the body; studies differ as to its effectiveness. See attached for more details. ...Read more

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What's the best form of zinc? Like oxide, gluconate etc...

Sulfate: Zinc sulfate is used to treat colds and to replace zinc in deficiency. ...Read more

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If I'm taking 50mg of zinc gluconate which is equal to 7mg of elemental zinc, is that okay? Is recommended dietary intake in elemental zinc?

For what indication: I am not sure what are you taking zinc for but you have to bear in mind that zinc can potentially bind copper in the stomach and decrease copper absorption which results in anemia. ...Read more

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Chelate or gluconate zinc supplements for acne?

Chelate or gluconate zinc supplements for acne?

No: Forget the slick promotions. Zinc by mouth can make you seriously sick if you don't know exactly what you're doing. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared your acne in two weeks, get with an evidence-based physician for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 50mg of zinc gluconate okay to take for acne?

Need help. Is 50mg of zinc gluconate okay to take for acne?

I can't recommend it: Taking extra zinc can render you copper deficient, and you don't want to take it except for a really good reason. Your best over-the-counter remedy for acne is benzoyl peroxide. If this fails, get with a scientific physician instead of a glitzy internet disinformation page. We can manage it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi I started taking zinc gluconate 50mg supplements for first time in my life about 5months ago & it has thinned my hair in certain areas please help?

Hi I started taking zinc gluconate 50mg supplements for first time in my life about 5months ago & it has thinned my hair in certain areas please help?

Stop taking zinc: I'm not sure why you're taking a zinc supplement, maybe to prevent colds, and if so, it won't help until you get a cold. Regardless of why you are taking it, if it's causing your hair to become thin, then I suggest decreasing or better yet stopping the zinc supplement. In time (a few months probably), your hair should grow back. ...Read more

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Hi I was taking 50mg zinc gluconate for about a month and I started seeing my hair thin, is this because my iron and copper is low now? Please help

Hi I was taking 50mg zinc gluconate for about a month and I started seeing my hair thin, is this because my iron and copper is low now? Please help

Maybe from zinc: You are taking a high dose of zinc, even more than is needed to treat a zinc deficiency. You may be experiencing side effects of the zinc itself, rather than from a copper deficiency due to the zinc supplement. However, you can get your blood zinc and copper levels checked. ...Read more

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I started noticing hair thinning, and the only new things that I was taking in my life were colostrum and zinc gluconate 50mg, what should I do?

HAIR THINNING: Heredity contributes to it. Some sickness like sle, skin disorders, stress, etc should be ruled out. The best thing to do is consult a dermatologist. Could be side effects of what you are taking now? ...Read more

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My 6mo daughter havin loose motion since days. Greenish, bubbles. Stool report shows pus cells 10-12. started cefixim 3ml bd n zinc gluconate 1.5ml?

My 6mo daughter havin loose motion since days. Greenish, bubbles. Stool report shows pus cells 10-12. started cefixim 3ml bd n zinc gluconate 1.5ml?

Continue medicine: Your baby is having diarrhea (bacterial infection of intestines and needs to be treated to complete the course for 7 days. Give pedialyte to drink in addition to formula ...Read more

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My baby doing loos mostion dr sugested zinc acetate syrup ZINFATE SYRUP?

My baby doing loos mostion dr sugested zinc acetate syrup ZINFATE SYRUP?

Infant Diarrhea: I assume you mean diarrhea. Zinc supplementation is a critical new intervention for treating diarrheal episodes in children. Recent studies suggest that administration of zinc along with new low osmolarity oral rehydration solutions / salts (ORS), can reduce the duration and severity of diarrheal episodes for up to three months. ...Read more

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How should I take zinc acetate supplement of 50mg before or after meal?

How should I take zinc acetate supplement of 50mg before or after meal?

Doesn't matter.: Just avoid taking it with foods that are high in calcium or phosphorus -- dairy products, beans, peas, nuts, beer, cola, etc. -- which can make it harder for your body to absorb it. ...Read more

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Having Zinc Acetate & Doxycycline-LB tabs, 1.5 hours after meal, for acne. Have severe nausea & discomfort after having tabs, for 10-15 mins. Advice?

Having Zinc Acetate & Doxycycline-LB tabs, 1.5 hours after meal, for acne. Have severe nausea & discomfort after having tabs, for 10-15 mins. Advice?

Yes: Get yourself onto a better acne regimen. Stop taking the zinc; it's generally bad for you, probably won't touch your acne, and it's probably making you sick. That leaves you on just tetracycline, and you must not take just an antibiotic for acne. Add topical benzoyl peroxide. If the tetracycline makes you sick, or this doesn't help, consider isotretinoin if severe and/or a different regimen. ...Read more

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Does magnesium gluconate surpress your appetite?

Does magnesium gluconate surpress your appetite?

It may.: Magnesium products can cause GI upset and diarrhea.
For people with kidney failure they are contra indicated since the blood level can rise to dangerous levels.
On the other hand if you are on diuretics such as Lasix (furosemide) it can be deficient and cause cardiac arrythmias so it should be replaced just as we replace potassium. ...Read more

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Chlorhexidine gluconate taste bad?

Chlorhexidine gluconate taste bad?

It may: Chlorhexidine gluconate may leave an unpleasant taste in your mouth. Do not rinse your mouth to remove this taste after using the medication. You may rinse the medicine away and reduce its effectiveness. Chlorhexidine may also stain your teeth or other dental work (crowns, fillings, bridges, dentures). You will often need to seek your dentist or dental hygienist to remove these brown stains. ...Read more

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How does chlorhexidine gluconate work?

How does chlorhexidine gluconate work?

Chlorhexadine: Gluconate (peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) etc) is a very effective topical antiseptic rinse that kills certain bacteria that are responsible for causing gum disease. Important to use as directed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How does chlorhexidine gluconate work?

How does chlorhexidine gluconate work?

Positive attraction: Chlorhexidine gluconate has a positive chemical charge; it is attracted to the negative charge on certain bacteria in the mouth. This attractn affects the bacterial cell membrane & causes increased permeability for immediate antimicrobial activity. Chlorhx is also attracted to neg charged surfs on oral tissue. This additional attractn gives chlorhx sustained action that can help prevent the plaque. ...Read more

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What's peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

An antibacterial rin: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a brand name for chlorhexadine mouth rinse...There are other brands as well. Chlorhexadine is an antibacterial rinse that will reduce the number of certain bacteria known to cause "gum" disease (periodontal disease). ...Read more

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What is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) used for?

What is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) used for?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is: A brand name for a chlorohexadine gluconate oral rinse. It is used to help oral tissues heal. It is a topical antiseptic used to treat gum infections, swelling, as a post-op surgical rinse, gingivitis. ... Dosage instructions should be followed to get the maximum benefit of the rinse. It has a negative, that is, it has the potential to cause brown stains on teeth if ones brushing habits are r. ...Read more

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Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Clinical effectiveness and safety of Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) have not been established in children under the age of 18. In addition, why would a child have severe gingival problems? ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: chlorhexidine gluconate?

Please describe the medication: chlorhexidine gluconate?

RX mouthwash: In dentistry, Chlorhexidine is used as an active ingredient in mouthwash designed to reduce dental plaque and oral bacteria. And to help in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis. It is a prescription medication that improves on swelling, redness and bleeding gums. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mono sodium gluconate house allergy?

What are the symptoms of mono sodium gluconate house allergy?

Allergy question: I am not familiar with this condition and I do allergy as a part of my practice I do know about stomach irritation and upset as a result of ingesting mono sodium gluconate. My advice is to avoid it if it is a substance which causes you trouble. In general it is a preservative and is usually listed as an ingredient in foods, so check the labels of the foods you purchase. Avoid chinese food. ...Read more

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Is there a nonprescription peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

No: The active ingredient in Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) (chlorhexidine) is not available without a prescription. That's primarily because this medicine should not be taken long-term, & it's indicated only for specific oral conditions. If people could just buy it, they would use it indiscriminately & for far too long, so it has to be regulated. There are potential side-effects from improper use which have to be avoided. ...Read more