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Glucozinc

Glucozinc

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Glucozinc is a lemon-like flavored, daily nutritional supplement for children with zinc deficiency.

Formulation
Each 5 mL contains:
Zinc sulfate 55mg (equivalent to 20 mg elemental Zinc)

Indication
Glucozinc is used as supplement to correct zinc deficiency.

Benefits of Zinc:
• Helps in the management of acute diarrhea and pneumonia
• Contributes to normal immune function
• Supports proper growth and development

Availability and Price

Glucozinc 100 mL bottle – PhP 99.00

Dosage and Method of Administration

• Take Zinc sulfate by mouth as directed by your doctor or as indicated on the package.
• Take Zinc Sulfate 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
• May be taken with food if it upsets your stomach.
• Avoid milk, bran, grains or cereals within 2 hours of taking Zinc Sulfate.
• Use Zinc Sulfate regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.

Or as prescribed by the physician.

For Therapeutic Dose:

A. As adjunct therapy in acute diarrhea management together with reduced osmolarity ORS
Take once daily for 10 to 14 days to ensure the full effect of zinc for the prevention and treatment of diarrhea.*

B. As adjunct therapy in the management and prevention of community acquired pneumonia
Zinc supplementation [20 mg for children beyond 2 years of age given for total of 4 to 6 months] to prevent pneumonia.*

* Integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhea, WHO and UNICEF (2013)

For Nutritional Supplement Dose:

To be taken once a day.

1-3 years old 1.25 mL or as prescribed by a physician
4-8 years old 2.5 mL or as prescribed by a physician
9 years old and older 2.5-5 mL or as prescribed by a physician

Contraindications

• Before using Zinc Sulfate, consult your doctor if you have low blood levels of copper.
• Before using Zinc Sulfate, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of any allergies.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Zinc Sulfate.
• Zinc sulfate passes into breast milk.
• While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Special Precaution
Prolonged use of high doses of zinc supplements, orally or parenterally, leads to copper deficiency with associated sideroblastic anaemia and neutropenia; full blood counts and serum cholesterol should be monitored to detect early signs of copper deficiency. Zinc toxicity has occurred after the use of contaminated water in haemodialysis solutions. High serum zinc concentrations may be reduced by using a chelating drug such as sodium calcium edetate.

Metal fume fever is an occupational disease associated with inhalation of freshly-oxidized metal fumes, most commonly from zinc, iron or copper. It is characterized by chills, fever, cough, dyspnea, myalgia, and chest pain, and is generally self-limiting and does not appear to be associated with long-term sequelae.

Adverse Effects
• Nausea, stomach upset, heartburn may occur.
• If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
• Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fever, chills, sore throat, sores in mouth, unusual tiredness, weakness.
• If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.