The Effect of Oral Zinc Sulfate on Serum Bilirubine Level in Term Neonates with Jaundice

Mousa Ahmadpour-Kacho, Yadollah Zahed Pasha, Bahram Ranjbar, Mehdi Pouramir, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Mohammad Pournasrollah
2017 Int J Pediatr   unpublished
The most commonly used treatment for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia (NH) are phototherapy and exchange transfusion. Among the drug therapy for NH less has been paid to the effect of zinc administration on serum bilirubin level (SBL). This study was carried out to determine the on the effect of oral zinc sulfate on the SBL in term neonates with hyperbilirubinemia. Materials and Methods In this randomized clinical trial, we studied term neonate with jaundice hospitalized in Amirkola Children's
more » ... al, Babol-Iran for phototherapy .Eligible neonates were randomly divided into two; intervention (n=30) and control (n=30) groups. Both groups received standard conventional phototherapy but the intervention group received 5 mg per day oral zinc sulfate until discharge. The outcome variables were SBL and the duration of phototherapy.