J-Zinc Syrup: Each 5 ml syrup contains Zinc Sulphate USP equivalent to 10 mg elemental Zinc.
J-Zinc Syrup is a preparation of Zinc Sulfate. Zinc is an essential trace element which is involved in many enzyme systems and present in all tissues of the body. It is vital for the synthesis of protein, DNA and also required for the action of hormones. It supports many physical processes, like: Physical growth, Mental growth, immune function, Digestion, Reproduction, Wound healing, Kidney function, Breathing, Diabetes control, Vision, Taste, Smell.
J-Zinc syrup is indicated for the following conditions
- Recurrent Respiratory Tract Infections
- Loss of appetite
- Severe growth retardation
- Deformed bone formation
- Impaired immunological response
- Acrodermatitis enteropathica
- Parakeratatic skin lesions
- Defective and delayed wound healing
- Night blindness
- Mental disturbances
DOSE AND ADMINISTRATION
Children under 10 kg: One teaspoonful 2 times daily.
Children within 10 to 30 kg: Two teaspoonfuls 1-3 times daily.
Adults and children over 30 kg body weight: Four teaspoonfuls 1-3 times daily.
Zinc supplements are most effective if they are taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hour after a meal. However, if Zinc supplements cause stomach upset, they may be taken with a meal.
It is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to Zinc.
WARNING AND PRECAUTION
Concurrent administration of Zinc salt with penicillamine might diminish the effect of Penicillamine. The absorption of Zinc, although poor, may be decreased by various compounds including some foods. Chelation may occur with tetracyclines.
In case of zinc mild side effects such as gastric ulcer, nausea, vomiting, metallic taste, headache, and drowsiness have been observed.
USE IN PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid zinc doses higher than RDA amounts.
Zinc may inhibit the absorption of concurrently administered tetracyclines, when both are being given an interval of at least 3 hours.
Zinc sulphate is corrosive in overdose. Symptoms are corrosion and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth and stomach; ulceration of the stomach followed by perforation may occur. Gastric lavage and emesis should be avoided. Demulcents such as milk should be given. Chelating agents such as sodium edetate may be useful.
Store in a cool & dry place. Protect from light and moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.
J-Zinc Syrup: Each bottle contains100 ml syrup.