Galzin Side Effects
Generic name: zinc acetate
Note: This document contains side effect information about zinc acetate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Galzin.
For the Consumer
Applies to zinc acetate: oral capsule
Use only as directed. Tell your doctor if you use other medicines or have other medical conditions or allergies.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
speech problems; or
unusual changes in mood or behavior.
Common side effects may include:
upset stomach; or
abnormal lab tests.
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 acetate: compounding powder, oral capsule
Elevations in serum alkaline phosphatase, amylase, and lipase suggesting pancreatitis lasted from weeks to months; levels usually returned to high normal with the first year or two of zinc therapy.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Gastric irritation, possible pancreatitis[Ref]
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1. "Product Information. Galzin (zinc acetate)." Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (2001):
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.