My daughter is 13 and has a large number of warts on her hands. Our doctor has done blood tests and diagnosed a zinc deficiency, for which she has prescribed Solvazinc effervescent tablets. My daughter absolutely hates the taste of them. I've read the info leaflet, and it says each tablet contains 125mg of zinc sulfate monohydrate which is equivalent to 45mg of elemental zinc. I've investigated over the counter zinc supplements. They mostly seem to provide 15mg of elemental zinc in a tablet you can swallow whole. Would it be OK for me to buy some of those and give her three a day of them to replace the Solvazinc? If so, should she take them all at once, or spread through the day?
I've written to the doctor to ask, but I can't find an email address for her, so it'll have to go by snail mail and wait for a snail mail reply, and I'd rather move my daughter onto something that doesn't taste vile sooner than that, so any help anyone on here can give in the meantime would be much appreciated.