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ZINC 1 MG/ML CONCENTRATE FOR SOLUTION FOR INFUSION

Active substance(s): ZINC GLUCONATE

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The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not freeze.
After dilution, the product should be used immediately.
Do not use this medicine if you notice visible signs of deterioration.
For single use only. Do not store partly used containers and discard all equipment
after use.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will
help protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What ZINC contains
- The active substance is zinc gluconate. One 10 ml vial contains 69.7 mg of zinc
gluconate, equivalent to 10 mg of zinc.
- The other ingredient is water for injections.
What ZINC looks like and contents of the pack
This medicine is a clear colourless concentrate for solution for infusion in 10 ml
vials, box of 10 vials.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
Laboratoire AGUETTANT
1, rue Alexander Fleming
69007 LYON - France
Distributed by:
Baxter Healthcare Limited
Caxton Way
THETFORD, NORFOLK
IP24 3SE
United Kingdom

Package leaflet: Information for the user

Zinc 1 mg/ml, concentrate for solution for infusion
Zinc
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine
because it contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
The name of this medicinal product is Zinc 1 mg/ml, concentrate for solution for
infusion but will be referred to as ZINC throughout the whole leaflet.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What ZINC is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use ZINC
3. How to use ZINC
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store ZINC
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What ZINC is and what it is used for
ZINC contains the active substance zinc gluconate. It belongs to a group of
mineral supplements and provides a nutritional source of zinc. Zinc is an
essential trace element that ensures your metabolism functions efficiently.
ZINC is used to prevent or treat deficiency when parenteral nutrition (artificial
feeding through a vein) is necessary.
ZINC can be used in adults and in children.
Zinc is a trace element. It means your body needs only a very small quantity
of this nutriment. Zinc has an essential biological role for some of your organs
(liver, pancreas, brain, gut), hormonal or enzymatic systems, and your defence
against risk of infection (immune system).
Zinc has an important place in the growth of premature babies, infants and
children with increased requirements.

This leaflet was last revised in 11/2015.

2. What you need to know before you use ZINC
Do not use ZINC:
- if you are allergic to zinc gluconate or any of the other ingredients of this
medicine (listed in section 6).
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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