Generic Name(s): Zinc Acetate
Drug Class: Metal Chelators
Treats: Wilson"s disease, nutritional deficiency
Galzin is also known as Zinc acetate. Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral very useful to the body. It is useful for development and growth of healthy body tissue. Galzin is a salt or derivative of zinc and is used medically to inhibit the body"s capacity to absorb copper. However, it is also adopted for use in addressing zinc deficiency in patients.
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Galzin is mainly prescribed by doctors for the treatment and the prevention of liver diseases such as Wilson"s disease. It acts by inhibiting the body"s absorption of copper in patients with liver diseases. These are usually patients previously treated using a chelating agent. Wilson"s disease causes the liver to hold onto too much copper which damages the liver. Galzin is also prescribed for use in patients with zinc deficiency. Below you will find the uses for Galzin.
- Wilson"s disease
- Nutritional deficiency
Dosage of Galzin depends on the individual and the condition being treated. You should always take medication precisely as your doctor prescribes it to you. Each dose should be taken at least 1 or 2 hours after a meal. The tablet needs to be taken whole without chewing or breaking. Below you will find a typical dosage of Galzin.
- Adults: 50 mg taken orally three times per day or as directed by the prescribing doctor
- Children 10 years and older and pregnant women: 25 mg taken in 3 daily doses
- Your doctor may adjust your dose as necessary
Galzin Side Effects
There are some possible Galzin side effects that patients are likely to encounter. These may include allergic reactions to the medication. Patients should consult the doctor at once if they encounter the severe Galzin side effects or should the less severe symptoms last a long time. Possible but less serious side effects that are unlikely to last long include the following. Note that not all possible side effects are listed.
- Upset stomach
- Vomiting and/or nausea
Severe side effects and allergic reactions include
- Difficulty breathing
- Tightness in chest
- Swelling in the mouth lips or face
- Very dry eyes or mouth
- Severe vomiting episodes
- Feeling restless
An interaction between Galzin and another drug may cause it to react differently and affect its effectiveness. There are some drugs and products that may affect Galzin. It is important to notify the doctor if there are any prescription or nonprescription medicines, herbal drugs and nutrition supplements that a patient is using. Below you will find a list of drugs that may interact with Galzin. Note that not all possible interactions are listed.