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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Using Zinc Oxide?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking zinc oxide if you have:
  • An allergy to zinc
  • A skin irritation or wound that might be infected.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Zinc Oxide Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

What If I Take an Overdose of Zinc Oxide?

Zinc oxide can cause overdose symptoms if it is taken by mouth. Overdose symptoms could include:
  • A copper deficiency
  • Watery diarrhea
  • Coughing
  • Kidney problems
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Chills and a fever
  • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Coughing
  • Mouth and throat irritation.
If you happen to overdose on zinc oxide, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Zinc Oxide Overdose for more information.)
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