How Zinc interacts with ethambutol

Interaction type: Depletions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

An animal study reported that ethambutol can decrease zinc levels in the heart, kidney and liver. Supplementation with the affected nutrient may be necessary. (1)


  1. View Abstract: Solecki TJ, et al. Effect of a Chelating Drug on Balance and Tissue Distribution of Four Essential Metals. Toxicology. 1984;31:207-16.