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Zinc acetate Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to zinc acetate: oral capsule

Warning

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:

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

Gastrointestinal

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]

Other

Frequency not reported: Death after zinc sulfate overdosage, death when zinc sulfate used as initial treatment (in a patient with advanced liver disease and hemolytic crisis)[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Galzin (zinc acetate)." Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, North Wales, PA.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.