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Will galzin dissolve and remove the already accumulated copper in the brain or is it only effective controlling the further accumulation of copper? 

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Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology
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In brief: Galzin

What is the alternative generic name for this medicine?

In brief: Galzin

What is the alternative generic name for this medicine?
Dr. Idan Sharon
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Erin Brennan
General Practice
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In brief: Further accumulation

Galzin is zinc acetate.
The zinc results in the production of a copper binding protein by the absorption cells in the intestines. This protein binds copper and decreases the amount of copper from your diet that gets absorbed. It also prevents the reabsorption of copper that gets into the intestines from saliva, bile, and gastric acid. Bound copper is then removed from the body in feces.

In brief: Further accumulation

Galzin is zinc acetate.
The zinc results in the production of a copper binding protein by the absorption cells in the intestines. This protein binds copper and decreases the amount of copper from your diet that gets absorbed. It also prevents the reabsorption of copper that gets into the intestines from saliva, bile, and gastric acid. Bound copper is then removed from the body in feces.
Erin Brennan
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