1 What is Galzin?

Brand: Galzin, M2 Zinc 50, Orazinc 110, Orazinc 220, Zinc-220, Zinc Chelated, Zn Plus Protein

Generic: Zinc Supplement

Galzin is used for the treatment or prevention of zinc deficiency. Zinc is required for the normal growth and health of the body.

Zinc supplements may be necessary for the people who don’t get enough zinc in their diet or who have more need of zinc.

Usually, these supplements are taken orally but some people may have to take them by injection.

Zinc supplements can also be used for other medical conditions under the supervision of a medical doctor.

Zinc deficiency can lead to poor wound healing, poor night vision, a decreased sense of taste and smell, a reduced ability to fight infections and a decline in the development of reproductive organs.

2 What to Know Before Using

Read the label on the packet carefully before using Galzin. These supplements are usually harmless if they are taken according to instructions.

  • Allergies: If you have had an allergic reaction to this drug in the past, inform your doctor. You should also tell your healthcare provider if you are allergic to any other drugs or food products.
  • Age-specific problems: No specific problems have been reported in children due to the use of zinc supplements. The studies specific to the geriatric age group have not shown any problems that would limit the use of this supplement in old age group. In fact, the elderly are usually encouraged to take these supplements because they are more prone to getting zinc deficiency.
  • Pregnancy: It is very important for pregnant women to get enough amounts of vitamins and minerals in their body. Zinc is necessary for the development of the fetus in the uterus. It should also be kept in mind that taking high doses of these supplements can also prove harmful to both mother and fetus.
  • Drug Interactions: Certain drugs should not be used with medical supplements because they can interact inside the body which can have a harmful effect. On the other hand, certain drugs are allowed to be used together. So, you should tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking. If there is a chance of interaction between those two drugs, the doctor may change the dose or may prescribe an alternative drug.

Following drugs should be used with caution along with zinc supplements:

  • Deferoxamine
  • Amygdalin
  • Dasabuvir
  • Topotecan
  • Eltrombopag

Furthermore, certain medications should not be taken with alcohol or tobacco, which may also result in harmful interactions.

Ask your doctor about the concurrent use of this drug along with alcohol or tobacco.

You should also inform your doctor about any other medical condition you may be suffering from especially copper deficiency, which may get worse by zinc supplements.

3 Proper Usage

Galzin should be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after the food intake to maximize its effectiveness.

However, they can be taken with meals if they cause stomach upset. Tell your doctor if you are using zinc supplements along with meals.

The dose of this drug varies according to the condition of each person. The number of doses per day, the time interval between the doses and the length of time you have to take the medicine depends on your condition individually and all these factors should only be determined by your healthcare provider.

Follow each and every instruction of your doctor and also read the label carefully. The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine.

Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

To avoid adverse effects, this drug should be used exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not overuse or misuse this drug and do not use it longer than the recommended time.

Read all the instructions mentioned in the medication guide. In case you miss one dose of this drug, take it as soon as you can.

If it is almost time for your subsequent dose, you can then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

Storage: This medicine should be stored at room temperature within a closed container, away from heat, direct light, and moisture.

Keep this drug out of the reach of children. Do not store expired or outdated medicines or the medicine no longer needed.

4 Precautions to Take

Before using Galzin, there are some precautions you must take.

Certain foods may affect the absorption of zinc from the gut into the blood. It will become ineffective in that case.

The following foods should be avoided if you are taking zinc:

  • Phosphorus-containing foods such as milk or poultry
  • Whole-grain bread and cereals
  • Bran
  • Fiber-containing foods

Avoid taking zinc supplements with copper, iron, or phosphorus supplements at the same time.

It is best to space doses of these products 2 hours apart, to get the full benefit from each dietary supplement.

5 Potential Side Effects

As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Galzin. Although these side effects may occur only in a handful of patients but if they do occur, contact your physician immediately.

This medication is associated with following side effects:

Seek medical help instantly, if you experience any of these symptoms while on this medication. Also, contact your healthcare professional immediately, if have overdosed on this drug.