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Zinc gluconate lozenges for treating the common cold in children: a randomized controlled trial.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
JAMA
Publication Date
Volume
279
Issue
24
Pages
1962–1967
Identifiers
PMID: 9643859
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this community-based, randomized controlled trial, ZGG lozenges were not effective in treating cold symptoms in children and adolescents. Further studies with virologic testing are needed to clarify what role, if any, zinc may play in treating cold symptoms.

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