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Zinc Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings
- Schweiz Rundsch Med Prax 2002 Jan 9;91(1-2):7-16 -- Safety aspects of folic acid for the general population -- Eichholzer M, Luthy J, Moser U, Stahelin HB, Gutzwiller F.
Copper deficiency was found in an adult patient who had received excessive daily oral zinc for 10 mo. The deficiency was characterized by hypochromic-microcytic anemia, leukopenia, and neutropenia. These data suggest that the elimination of excess zinc is slow and that, until such elimination occurs, the intestinal absorption of copper is blocked.
- Gastroenterology 1988 Feb;94(2):508-12 -- Zinc-induced copper deficiency. -- Hoffman HN 2nd, Phyliky RL, Fleming CR.
Zinc overuse or overdose may cause paleness, orthostatic pulse changes or heart murmur, anemia and neutropenia. Toxicity can also cause a deficiency in copper levels.
- Mayo Clin Proc 2002 Jul;77(7):713-6 -- Toxic effects associated with consumption of zinc. -- Igic PG, Lee E, Harper W, Roach KW.
Possible interaction between dietary iron and zinc.
- Biol Trace Elem Res 2002 Aug;88(2):165-83 -- Response of liver and heart trace elements in rats to the interaction between dietary zinc and iron. -- Zaslavsky B, Uthus EO.
Use caution before using medications with supplements as absorption levels may be affected.
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