zinc gluconate lozenge


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zinc gluconate lozenge

A dietary supplement marketed as a means of diminishing the duration of symptoms of the common cold, e.g., sore throat, nasal congestion. It is also used to alleviate stomach upset. Large doses may cause nausea or vomiting. It has a bitter, metallic taste.
Synonym: zinc gluconate glycine
See also: zinc
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Research in the 1990's showed that zinc gluconate lozenges could modestly reduce the severity and duration of common colds.
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