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Zinc Lozenges Medication
Possibly...: You need to see your doctor. Possible etiologies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these has a different treatment, besides losenges. So, see your doctor so the proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more
I am taking the following medications: citalopram 15mg, loratadine 10mg, microgestin fe 1/20, multivit/mineral supp, calc/mag/zinc. Do these drugs interact? Which can I take at the same time?
Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?
My motherinlaw is allergic to Bactrim Sulfa drugs. They have her zinc sulfate and she broke out in rash. I thought sulfate was different. Why rash?
Asking for a drug name that contains stinging nettle root extract and zinc, they are natural, safe and heard about its' benefits on testosterone&libido?
What are exogenous growth hormones? Could I have taken them w/o realizing it in supps like zinc or cal mag or in clomid (clomiphene) or fertility drugs for IUIs?
May be helpful: Zinc can help maintain the integrity of skin and mucosal membranes. Patients with chronic leg ulcers have abnormal zinc metabolism and low serum zinc levels, and clinicians frequently treat skin ulcers with zinc supplements. The authors of a systematic review concluded that zinc sulfate might be effective for treating leg ulcers in some patients who have low serum zinc levels. ...Read more
Yes: Technically, it does - a recent review of zinc has shown it to be effective in shortening the common cold, but its use was limited by intolerable side effects. Given the common cold will resolve in a few days no matter what you do, trying zinc and risking the side effects might just not be worth it. ...Read more
Sure but consider...: Lots of things can cause GI distress/diarrhea--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.). ...Read more
Call the doctor...: If one is taking more than the recommended daily amount of zinc as a supplement, and gets some ill-feeling symptoms, she can call her doctor for an evaluation. She can stop the zinc until her doctor checks out the situation. For severe zinc poisonings, one should go to the E.R., as should be done for any serious type of poisonings. At the E.R., an exam, blood tests, and other testing can be done. ...Read more
Possible neurologiic: Though not proven it is thought to cause possible neurologic damage. ...Read more
Smaller doses: Zinc in lower daily doses say 12.5 to 25 mg can help prevent colds by keeping immune functions balanced. But, too much zinc can be toxic long term. In an acute situation with a cold that has started 25 mg in lozenge form slowly dissolved in the mouth can shorten a colds duration and severity. The lozenge route is only one that works well as this is a local mucosal event, pills don't work well. ...Read more