Zinc sulfate Side Effects
Some side effects of zinc sulfate may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking zinc sulfate:
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 side effects of zinc sulfate 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 side effects have included losing sense of smell in patients who use nasal sprays containing zinc.
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