Zinc gluconate Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of zinc gluconate may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to zinc gluconate: oral lozenge, oral tablet

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

Less serious side effects of zinc gluconate 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.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to zinc gluconate: compounding powder, oral lozenge, oral tablet, oral tablet dispersible

Endocrine

Endocrine side effects have included the reduction of high density lipoprotein (HDL) in males.

Due to an accompanying decrease in low density lipoproteins (LDL), the LDL/HDL ratio remains relatively unchanged and little risk is assumed in terms of coronary heart disease. Triglyceride levels have not been shown to be affected.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal irritation appears to be dose-related.

Gastrointestinal side effects have included an unpleasant taste (80%), nausea (20%), mouth irritation (24%), dry mouth (12%), gastrointestinal upset (10%), distortion of taste, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have rarely included dizziness and headache.

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