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Generic: zinc gluconate
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a minerals and electrolyte - treats Burns, Infertility, Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, Skin damage caused by incontinence, Muscle cramps, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Exercise performance, Hepatitis C viral infection, Respiratory disease, Tinnitus, Sickle cell anemia, Fungal infections, Psoriasis, Alopecia, Lower respiratory infections in children, Gilbert's syndrome, Closed head injuries, Hepatic encephalopathy, Cystic fibrosis, Dandruff, Anorexia nervosa, Menstrual cramps, Crohn's disease, Kidney function, Cognitive deficits, Diarrhea, Stomatitis, Poisoning, Boils, Liver cirrhosis, Immune function, Pregnancy, Inflammatory bowel disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Acne vulgaris, High cholesterol, Common cold, Taste perception, Down's syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Kwashiorkor, Blood disorders, Pneumonia, Plaque/ gingivitis, Parasites, Diabetic neuropathy, Malaria, Eczema, Leprosy, Growth, Chronic prostatitis, Trichomoniasis, Zinc deficiency, Diaper rash, Incision wounds, Viral warts, Herpes simplex virus, Mortality, Macular degeneration, Beta-thalassemia, Celiac disease, Bad breath, Leg ulcers, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Wilson's disease, Radiation-induced mucositis, Chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease, and Gastric ulcers

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This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature, and was peer- reviewed and edited by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com): Dawn Costa, BA, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RD (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Christine Ulbricht, BS (University of Massachusetts); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).


DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence- based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to www.naturalstandard.com. Selected references are listed below.

Aggarwal R, Sentz J, Miller MA. Role of zinc administration in prevention of childhood diarrhea and respiratory illnesses: a meta- analysis. Pediatrics 2007 Jun;119(6):1120- 30.

Al- Maroof RA, Al- Sharbatti SS. Serum zinc levels in diabetic patients and effect of zinc supplementation on glycemic control of type 2 diabetics. Saudi Med J 2006 Mar;27(3):344- 50.

Dvornik S, Cuk M, Racki S, Zaputovic L. Serum zinc concentrations in the maintenance hemodialysis patients. Coll Antropol 2006 Mar;30(1):125- 9.

Eby GA, Halcomb WW. Ineffectiveness of zinc gluconate nasal spray and zinc orotate lozenges in common- cold treatment: a double- blind, placebo- controlled clinical trial. Altern Ther Health Med 2006 Jan- Feb;12(1):34- 8.

Halyard MY, Jatoi A, Sloan JA, et al. Does zinc sulfate prevent therapy- induced taste alterations in head and neck cancer patients? Results of phase III double- blind, placebo- controlled trial from the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (N01C4). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2007 Apr 1;67(5):1318- 22.

Hodkinson CF, Kelly M, Alexander HD, et al. Effect of zinc supplementation on the immune status of healthy older individuals aged 55- 70 years: the ZENITH Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2007 Jun;62(6):598- 608.

Lukacik M, Thomas RL, Aranda JV. A meta- analysis of the effects of oral zinc in the treatment of acute and persistent diarrhea. Pediatrics 2008 Feb;121(2):326- 36.

Mahomed K, Bhutta Z, Middleton P. Zinc supplementation for improving pregnancy and infant outcome. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007 Apr 18;(2):CD000230.

Prasad AS, Beck FW, Bao B, et al. Zinc supplementation decreases incidence of infections in the elderly: effect of zinc on generation of cytokines and oxidative stress. Am J Clin Nutr 2007 Mar;85(3):837- 44.

Richard SA, Zavaleta N, Caulfield LE, et al. Zinc and iron supplementation and malaria, diarrhea, and respiratory infections in children in the Peruvian Amazon. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2006 Jul;75(1):126- 32.

Rico JA, Kordas K, Lopez P, et al. Efficacy of iron and/ or zinc supplementation on cognitive performance of lead- exposed Mexican schoolchildren: a randomized, placebo- controlled trial. Pediatrics 2006 Mar;117(3):e518- 27.

Sazawal S, Black RE, Ramsan M, et al. Effect of zinc supplementation on mortality in children aged 1- 48 months: a community- based randomized placebo- controlled trial. Lancet 2007 Mar 17;369(9565):927- 34.

Suzuki H, Sato K, Takagi H, et al. Randomized controlled trial of consensus interferon with or without zinc for chronic hepatitis C patients with genotype 2. World J Gastroenterol 2006 Feb 14;12(6):945- 50.

Tielsch JM, Khatry SK, Stoltzfus RJ, et al. Effect of daily zinc supplementation on child mortality in southern Nepal: a community- based, cluster randomised, placebo- controlled trial. Lancet 2007 Oct 6;370(9594):1230- 9.

Walker CL, Bhutta ZA, Bhandari N, et al. Zinc during and in convalescence from diarrhea has no demonstrable effect on subsequent morbidity and anthropometric status among infants <6 mo of age. Am J Clin Nutr 2007 Mar;85(3):887-94.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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