Zinc/ vitamin b12/ vitamin c lozenges

Generic Name: zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c (zink/VYE-ta-min)
Brand Name: Zinc Plus Lozenges

Zinc/ vitamin b12/ vitamin c lozenges is used for:

Treating or preventing low levels of vitamin B, C, and zinc. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges is a vitamin and mineral combination. It works by providing vitamins and minerals to the body to help meet nutritional needs.

The FDA has not approved zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges to treat these conditions.

Do NOT use zinc/ vitamin b12/ vitamin c lozenges if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges

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

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Before using zinc/ vitamin b12/ vitamin c lozenges:

Some medical conditions may interact with zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges. 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 zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges. However, no specific interactions with zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges 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 zinc/ vitamin b12/ vitamin c lozenges:

Use zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges by mouth with food.
  • Do not swallow, crush, or chew lozenges. Place the lozenge in mouth and allow it to slowly dissolve. Do not eat, drink, or smoke while the lozenge is dissolving.
  • Do not eat or drink fruit juices ½ an hour before or after dissolving the lozenge because it may decrease the effectiveness of zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges.
  • Do not take tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline) within 2 hours before or after you take zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges.
  • If you miss a dose of zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges, 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 zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges.

Important safety information:

  • Do not take large doses of vitamins (megadoses or megavitamin therapy) while you use zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges has zinc in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has zinc in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; they may be more likely to chew or choke on the lozenges.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges while you are pregnant. It is not known if zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of zinc/ vitamin b12/ vitamin c lozenges:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges. 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).

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.

Proper storage of zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges:

Store zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges 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 zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges 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 zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges. 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 zinc/vitamin b12/vitamin c lozenges.

Issue Date: November 5, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.002
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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