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Zinc Acetate Vs Zinc Gluconate
Is zinc gluconate an effective supplement for zinc deficiency? If not, what zinc supplement is best absorbed? Zinc Oratate? Acetate, picolinate?
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
Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate.  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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
No: May cause a loss of smell but will not make your feet swell ...Read more
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
Can you tell me if I could take noristherone tablets at the same time as ferrous gluconate tablets?
Yes: There should be no problem taking these two drugs at the same time. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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