Acrodermatitis Enteropathica Medication

Updated: Aug 21, 2019
  • Author: Kristina Marie Dela Rosa, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Treatment of acrodermatitis enteropathica requires lifelong zinc supplementation. Typically, 1-3 mg/kg of zinc gluconate or sulfate is administered orally each day.

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Mineral supplements

Class Summary

These agents are used to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications in acrodermatitis enteropathica.

Zinc (Galzin, ZnCl2)

One 10-mg tablet contains 1.4 mg of elemental zinc.

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