Zinc

Last updated on RxList: 7/12/2016
Zinc Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 8/18/2015

Zinc (zinc chloride) Injection, 1 mg/mL is a mineral indicated for use as a supplement to intravenous solutions given for TPN. Administration helps to maintain zinc serum levels and to prevent depletion of endogenous stores, and subsequent deficiency symptoms. Side effects of Zinc Injection are not expected. Tell your doctor if you experience any side effects after receiving Zinc Injection.

For the metabolically stable adult receiving TPN, the suggested intravenous dosage of Zinc Injection is 2.5 to 4 mg zinc/day (2.5 to 4 mL/day). Zinc Injection may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Zinc Injection should only be administered during pregnancy if prescribed; it is unknown if it could harm a fetus. It is unknown if Zinc Injection passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Zinc (zinc chloride) Injection, 1 mg/mL Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • nausea; or
  • upset stomach.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Zinc (Zinc Chloride Injection, USP 1 mg/mL)

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Zinc Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

None known.

Drug Abuse And Dependence

None known.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Zinc (Zinc Chloride Injection, USP 1 mg/mL)

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