ZINC GLUCONATE TABLETS 32MG
Active substance(s): ZINC GLUCONATE
NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Zinc Gluconate Tablets 32 mg
QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Zinc Gluconate 32 mg
For diets containing inadequate zinc.
Posology and method of administration
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years
One tablet daily.
Children under 12 years
Take one hour before or two hours after food.
Route of administration
Special warnings and precautions for use
Consumption of fibre-containing foods inhibit absorption of zinc. Take the
tablets an hour before, or two hours after, food high in fibre.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Concurrent administration of zinc salts may diminish the effect of
penicillamine and the absorption of tetracycline and iron. Large doses inhibit
Fertility, pregnancy and lactation
No problems have been reported but as with all drugs, caution is
recommended if the tablets are to be taken in the first three months of
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
Side effects of zinc salts are abdominal pain and dyspepsia.
Overdose with this preparation has not been reported. Excess intake or
accidental ingestion will cause nausea and abdominal pain. Treatment should
be symptomatic with plenty of milk or water.
Zinc gluconate provides a source of zinc.
Zinc and its salts are poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract: Only a
small proportion of dietary zinc is absorbed.
Zinc is widely distributed throughout the body and is excreted in the faeces
with only traces appearing in the urine since the kidneys have only little or no
role in regulating the zinc content of the body.
Preclinical safety data
No relevant data.
List of excipients
Calcium Phosphate Dibasic
Calcium Sulphate Dihydrate
Vegetable Stearic Acid
Vegetable Magnesium Stearate
Industrial Methylated Spirit 640P (Not detected)
To be advised.
Special precautions for storage
Bulk tablets are stored in cardboard boxes with polythene liners.
Packed product - Store below 25oC.
Nature and contents of container
High density polyethylene containers with tamper-evident lids.
Pack size: 60 tablets
Special precautions for disposal
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Nutrition Warehouse Limited
Samuel Ryder House
MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)
DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE
1st October 1999
DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
DATE OF (PARTIAL) REVISION OF THE TEXT