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Galzin

Generic Name: zinc acetate (zink AS-e-tate)
Brand Name: Galzin

Galzin is used for:

Treating Wilson disease in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Galzin is a mineral. It works by blocking copper from being absorbed into the body.

Do NOT use Galzin if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Galzin

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Galzin:

Some medical conditions may interact with Galzin. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Galzin.

Ask your health care provider if Galzin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Galzin:

Use Galzin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Galzin by mouth on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 to 3 hours after eating.
  • Swallow Galzin whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
  • If you take eltrombopag, a quinolone antibiotic (eg, levofloxacin), or a tetracycline antibiotic (eg, doxycycline), ask your doctor or pharmacist how to take it with Galzin.
  • If you miss a dose of Galzin, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Galzin.

Important safety information:

  • Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • Lab tests, including copper levels and liver function tests, may be performed while you use Galzin. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Galzin should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 10 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children has not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Galzin while you are pregnant. Galzin is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Galzin.

Possible side effects of Galzin:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Nausea; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); severe vomiting; unusual restlessness; very dry mouth, eyes, or skin.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include severe vomiting.

Proper storage of Galzin:

Store Galzin at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Galzin out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Galzin, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Galzin is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Galzin or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Galzin. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Galzin. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Galzin.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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