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Question: Is it okay to take a zinc supplement while I am on an antibiotic for a respiratory infection?
Answer: Although zinc supplements may reduce the severity of cold symptoms and even shorten the duration of a cold, they are not generally recommended for more serious respiratory infections. In addition, zinc can interfere with the absorption of certain antibiotics. For more information about this, see the Cautions and Concerns section of the Zinc Supplements and Lozenges Review >>