Zinc and Zinc Preparations for Colds: An Update for Pharmacists

Nikhil Patel, PharmD, RPh
Published Online: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Zinc and Zinc Preparations for Colds: An Update for Pharmacists

Nikhil Patel, PharmD, RPh
Medical Consultant
Hillsborough, New Jersey
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Nikhil Patel, PharmD, RPh           

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education
Planning Staff—Judy V. Lum, MPA, and Steve Lin, PharmD
Pharmacy Times Editorial Staff
Kirk McKay and David Allikas
An anonymous peer reviewer was part of the content validation and conflict resolution. The peer review­er has no relevant financial relation­ships with commercial interests to disclose.
Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
1. Explain the impact of the common cold on adults and children and describe the potential role of zinc-based options for patients.
2. Discuss evidence in support of zinc and its hypothesized mechanism of action in fighting the rhinovirus.
3. Consider the evidence in support of different zinc formulations and be able to make appropriate recommendations to patients to help them manage their cold.
Target audience: Pharmacists
Type of activity: Knowledge
Release date: November 12, 2013
Expiration date: November 12, 2015
Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from ProPhase Labs, Inc.
Description: Description: harmacy Times/Ascend Media Office of Continuing Professional Education Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-13-160-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through November 12, 2015.

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