Treatment and prevention of diarrhea


Monohydrate zinc sulfate

Dispersible and breakable tablets - 20 mg

✓ Treatment of Severe Acute Diarrhoea
✓ Decreases the gravity and the duration of the diarrhoeal incident, regenerates the zinc reserve in the organism and avoids new incidents of diarrhoea in the coming 3 months

From 6 months of age (possible from 2 months of age)

1/2 to 1 tablet / day / person

→To be used in association with standard ORS. Since, 2005, zinc sulfate has been included into the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines.

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ZinCfant® 20 mg is a dispersible tablet


For children between 2 months and 5 years of age

ZinCfant® 20 mg is a dispersible and breakable zinc sulfate tablet for children from 2 months to 5 years of age.

The development of these tablets began in 2000, in response to a request from the World Health Organisation. Nutriset associated itself with Laboratoires Pharmaceutiques Rodael to develop a high quality product conforming to the specifications drawn up by the WHO aimed at facilitating the treatments acceptance by young children.

Among the required characteristics was that the tablets had to mask the taste of zinc, which was used as an emetic up to the start of the 20th century. They also had to be rapidly dispersible, so they could be diluted in a few drops of water or breast milk and given orally, even to the youngest children.

Thanks to the manufacturing process jointly developed by Nutriset and L.P. Rodael, ZinCfant® tablets are the only ones to mask the taste of zinc so successfully.


For the treatment of acute diarrhea

ZinCfant® is recommended in cases of severe acute diarrhea in young children, and is used in association with oral rehydration salts (ORS).

ZinCfant® reduces the severity and duration of episodes of diarrhea, regenerates the body's reserves of zinc and has a preventive effect up to three months after the end of the treatment.

Since ZinCfant® has been commercially launched in November 2004, it has been delivered to more than 40 countries and Nutriset has been referenced by UNICEF as one of their 3 preferred worldwide suppliers. Mainly distributed through humanitarian programs and Ministries of Health, ZinCfant® however remains underutilized.

It corresponds to the joint recommendations of WHO and UNICEF for the treatment of diarrhea.