Zinc gluconate for Zinc Deficiency

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Boston, MA
Zinc DeficiencyZinc gluconate - Drug
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial seeks to study the effect of zinc supplementation on the risk, antibiotic use, and duration of sick days with pneumonia in nursing home elderly.

Eligible Conditions
  • Zinc Deficiency

Treatment Effectiveness

Phase-Based Effectiveness

1 of 3
Phase 2 & 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12 months

12 months
T cell profile
T cell proliferation
Zn levels
side effects

Trial Safety

Phase-Based Safety

2 of 3
This is further along than 68% of similar trials

Side Effects for

Zinc Gluconate Group
This histogram enumerates side effects from a completed 2019 Phase 4 trial (NCT05096312) in the Zinc Gluconate Group ARM group. Side effects include: vomiting with 9%.

Trial Design

3 Treatment Groups

Zinc 60 mg
1 of 3
Zinc 30 mg
1 of 3
1 of 3

Experimental Treatment

Non-Treatment Group

105 Total Participants · 3 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Zinc gluconate · Has Placebo Group · Phase 2 & 3

Zinc 60 mg
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Zinc gluconate · Intervention Types: Drug
Zinc 30 mg
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Zinc gluconate · Intervention Types: Drug
PlaceboComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Zinc gluconate · Intervention Types: Drug
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Zinc gluconate
Completed Phase 4

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)NIH
3,672 Previous Clinical Trials
47,133,237 Total Patients Enrolled
Tufts UniversityLead Sponsor
248 Previous Clinical Trials
635,002 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 65+ · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are not taking antibiotics right now.
If you are taking the recommended daily amount of any supplements, you must be willing to switch to the supplement provided by the study.
You are able to swallow pills.
You are allowed to take calcium, vitamin D, and iron supplements.
You are willing to get a flu shot.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people are receiving care through this clinical trial?

"That is correct. Currently, the information available on clinicaltrials.gov shows that this study is looking for potential candidates. This trial was originally posted on 05/03/2022 and was edited on 09/12/2022. The study is looking for 105 patients from 1 site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Are we currently enrolling individuals in this research project?

"The medical trial is still looking for volunteers, as indicated by the information available on clinicaltrials.gov. This specific study was originally advertised on May 3rd, 2022 and underwent its most recent edit on September 12th, 2022." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
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