Acrodermatitis Enteropathica Medication

Updated: Jun 04, 2021
  • Author: Kristina Marie Dela Rosa, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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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.


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.