Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds
Zinc competes for absorption with copper, iron,324, 325calcium,326 and magnesium.327 A multimineral supplement will help prevent mineral imbalances that can result from taking high amounts of zinc for extended periods of time.
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) may increase urinary excretion of zinc.328 Long-term users of NAC may consider adding supplements of zinc and copper.
Interactions with Medicines
Certain medicines interact with this supplement.
Types of interactions:beneficial= Beneficialadverse= Adversecheck= Check
The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers' package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.
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