Duration Of Common Cold Could Be Best Reduced By Zinc Acetate: Study Reports

Duration Of Common Cold Could Be Best Reduced By Zinc Acetate: Study Reports


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: Wiley

  • Date: 11 Jul,2016

Common colds are commonly known as seasonal infections and patients recovered with common cold up to after one week, Now researcher uncovered mysterious thought over using of Zinc acetate lozenges which may help to reduce common cold by three days. The concern study reports recently appeared in Willey.

Under an experiment with 199 patients having common cold infections undergone three randomized placebo-controlled trials, and at the results the effect zinc lozenges was not modified by allergy status, smoking, symptom severity, age, sex, or ethnic group.

According to Researcher,

"One study indicated that zinc lozenges might be more effective for common cold patients with allergies, but we showed that the efficacy is the same for those with and without allergies. Common cold patients should be encouraged to try zinc acetate lozenges not exceeding 100 mg of elemental zinc per day for treating their colds," said Dr. Harri Hemila, lead author of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology analysis.

Story source/credit: Wiley

Journal References:

Harri Hemilä, Edward J. Petrus, James T. Fitzgerald, Ananda Prasad. Zinc acetate lozenges for treating the common cold: an individual patient data meta-analysis. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 2016; DOI: 10.1111/bcp.13057

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