The side effects of zinc sulfate include abdominal pain, vomiting, headache and feeling tired. Although normal doses of zinc sulfate during pregnancy and breastfeeding are safe, the safety of high doses are not known. Renal failure patients must be more careful when using this medicine. Zinc considers a main mineral for humans and other animals. The medical use of zinc sulfate has early started in the 17th century. It is on the WHO List of essential medicines, and it is the safest and most effective medicine in the healthcare system. It is over-the-counter medicine, and its wholesale price daily ranges from 0.01 to 18 $ in developing countries. In the UK, the cost of this medicine for 10 days is 4.32 £.
In medicine, zinc sulfate is used as a dietary supplement. It is used especially to treat body zinc deficiency and protect from bad conditions that people at risk may face because of this deficiency. Zinc Sulfate is also used to treat dehydration orally for children suffering from diarrhea. Generally, it is not advisable to use this medicine without prescription. It can be taken orally or by intravenous injection.