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Ann Pharmacother. 1996 Feb;30(2):186-7.

Zinc deficiency and taste disorders.

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Idaho Drug Information Center, Idaho State University, Pocatello 83209, USA.

Abstract

Elemental zinc supplementation in daily dosages of 25-100 mg po appears to be an efficacious treatment for taste dysfunction secondary to zinc depletion. Insufficient evidence is available to determine the efficacy of zinc supplementation for the treatment of hypogeusia or dysgeusia secondary to drug therapy or medical conditions that do not involve low serum zinc concentrations.

PMID:
8835055
DOI:
10.1177/106002809603000215
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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