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Zinc Side Effects

Generic Name: zinc sulfate

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug zinc sulfate. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Zinc.

It is possible that some side effects of Zinc 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 sulfate: capsules, tablets

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 while taking zinc sulfate (the active ingredient contained in Zinc)

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.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to zinc sulfate: compounding powder, intravenous solution, oral capsule, oral tablet

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects of zinc sulfate (the active ingredient contained in Zinc) when taken in large doses have included diarrhea, abdominal creams, and vomiting, usually within 3 to 10 hours of dosing. The symptoms go away soon after discontinuation.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included losing sense of smell in patients who use nasal sprays containing zinc.

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