Chi Paediatric Zinc Sulphate Dispersible Tablet

PAEDIATRIC ZINC SULPHATE TABLET®
Zinc 20mg Dispersible Tablet

 

DESCRIPTION

Paediatric Zinc Sulphate Dispersible Tablet contains Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate USP equivalent to 20 mg elemental Zinc. Zinc is an important micro nutrient for a child’s overall health and development. Zinc is lost in greater quantities during diarrhea. Replacing the lost Zinc is important to decrease the length and severity, of the diarrhea, to help the child fight off new episodes of diarrhea in 2-3 months following treatment.

Zinc is used as adjuvant therapy with Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) to replace the lost Zinc.

 

COMPOSITION

Each dispersible tablet contain Zinc Sulpahte Monohydrate USP equivalent to 20 mg elemental Zinc. It contains Aspartame.

 

INDICATION

Paediatric Zinc Sulphate Dispersible Tablet® is indicated for the treatment of diarrhea with Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) in children between 6 months and 5 years of age.

 

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Paediatric Zinc Sulphate Dispersible Tablet® should be given as diarrhea starts.

Infants under six mouths

1/2 tablets (10mg of Zinc) once a day for 10 to 14 days.

Children (between 6 months to 5 years)

1 tablet (20mg of Zinc) once daily for 10 to 14 days. In case of vomiting after administration of Paediatric Zinc Sulphate Dispersible Tablet wait for 1 hour. If no further vomiting is observed then give another dose of Paediatric Zinc Sulphate Dispersible Tablet® or as directed by the physician.

 

DIRECTION OF USE

Place the tablet in a teaspoon.

Add adequate amount of water.

Let the tablet dissolve completely.

Give the entire spoonful solution.

 

PRECAUTIONS

Concurrent use of Zinc salt with PeniciIlamine may diminish the effect of Penicillamine. If child is vomiting set the child before administering Zinc.

 

SIDE-EFFECTS

Occasional vomiting may occur with Zinc supplementation.

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS

It is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to Zinc.

 

DRUG INTERACTION

Zinc may inhibit the absorption of concurrently administered tetracyclines. When both are being given an interval of at least 3 hours should be allowed.

 

STORAGE INSTRUCTION

Store in a cool and dry place.

Protect from light and moisture.

Keep medicine out of reach of children.

 

NATURE AND CONTENTS OF CONTAINER

Paediatric Zinc Sulphate Dispersible Tablet® is supplied in 1 blister strip of 10 Tablets Co-packed with 2 sachets of Oral Rehydration saIts.

 

NAFDAC Reg. No. 84-0592.

 

Manufactured By

Chi Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

14, Chivita Avenue,

Ajao Estate, Isolo,

Lagos, Nigeria.

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