Indication: Zinkid is indicated for the treatment of diarrhoea with Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) in children between 6 months to 5 years of age.
Composition: Each dispersible tablet contains Zinc sulfate monohydrate BP 54.90 mg Eqv. to Elemental Zinc 20 mg.
Therapeutic Class: Vitamin & Minerals
Generic Name: Zinc Sulphate
Pharmacology: Zinc is an important micronutrient for a child’s overall health and development. Zinc is lost in greater quantities during diarrhoea. Replacing the lost zinc is important to decrease the length and severity of the diarrhoea, to help the child fight off new episodes of diarrhoea in 2-3 months following treatment. So, Zinkid is used as adjuvant therapy with Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) to replace the lost Zinc.
Dosage & Administration: In the treatment of diarrhoea:
Zinc should be given as soon as diarrhoea starts.
Children (between 6 months to 5 years): 1 tablet once daily for 10 consecutive days. If the child vomits after giving zinc wait for one hour. If there is no further vomiting give the child another dose of zinc. OR AS DIRECTED BY THE PHYSICIAN.
Direction of Use Place the tablet Add adequate in a teaspoon amount of water
1 tablet once daily
Let the tablet
Give the entire spoonful to child
Contradictions: It is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to zinc.
Precautions: Concurrent administration of zinc salt with penicillamine might diminish the effect of penicillamine. If child is vomiting set the child first before administering zinc.
Side Effects: the only side effect of zinc supplementation is occasional vomiting.
Drug interactions: With Medicine: Zinc may inhibit the absorption of concurrently administered tetracyclines; when both are being given an interval of at least 3 hours should be allowed. With Food: Can be taken with food.
Overdose: Symptoms of overdose may include severe nausea, vomiting, dizziness. In case of overdose one should seek emergency medical attention.
Storage: Store below 30°C, protected from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
Packaging: Each box contains 100 tablets in Alu-PVC blister pack.