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Common Zicam Side Effects

The most commonly reported Zicam side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Anosmia (1910)
Ageusia (1222)
Nasal Discomfort (275)
Hyposmia (239)
Burning Sensation (160)
Hypogeusia (155)
Dysgeusia (151)
Parosmia (137)
Rhinalgia (53)
Product Quality Issue (47)
Pain (45)
Headache (44)
Nasal Congestion (37)
Lacrimation Increased (33)
Sinus Disorder (32)
Epistaxis (30)
Rhinorrhoea (23)
Dyspnoea (21)
Sinusitis (20)
Nausea (18)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Zicam Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Zicam reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Zicam on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Nasal Congestion, Anosmia
on Mar 25, 2014 Male from US , 37 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: nasal congestion, anosmia. Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief dosage: 1 Spray Each Nostril Once.

Anosmia
Patient was taking Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: anosmia on Feb 19, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 48 years of age, weighting 319.7 lb, was diagnosed with and. Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief dosage: Since Its Introduction To Market.

Anosmia
Adverse event was reported on Feb 18, 2014 by a Female taking Zicam Intense Sinus Relief Nasal Gel (Dosage: 1-2 Sprays Each Nostril Twice) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 65 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: anosmia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Travatan Eye Drops


Anosmia, Ageusia
on Feb 18, 2014 Female from US , 62 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia, ageusia. Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief dosage: 1 Spray Each Nostril Twice Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Metformin
  • Lovastatin
  • Lisinopril
  • Citracal



Ageusia, Anosmia
on Mar 18, 2014 Male from US , 57 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia. Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist dosage: N/A.

Ageusia, Anosmia
Patient was taking Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia on Mar 18, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 62 years of age, weighting 195.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts dosage: N/A.

Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Hypoaesthesia Oral, Muscle Spasms, Panic Attack, Pharyngeal Oedema
Adverse event was reported on Feb 18, 2014 by a Female taking Zicam Naturals (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 35 years of age, weighting 164.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: musculoskeletal stiffness, hypoaesthesia oral, muscle spasms, panic attack, pharyngeal oedema.

Middle Insomnia, Epistaxis, Blood Pressure Increased, Asthenia, Dizziness
on Mar 04, 2014 Male from US , 70 years of age, weighting 265.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Intense Sinus Relief Nasal Gel. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: middle insomnia, epistaxis, blood pressure increased, asthenia, dizziness. Zicam Intense Sinus Relief Nasal Gel dosage: 1x Daily Every 3-4 Days.

Hypersensitivity, Blister, Dysphagia
on Feb 10, 2014 Male from US , 34 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Kit. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: hypersensitivity, blister, dysphagia. Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Kit dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist


Dysgeusia, Nausea
Patient was taking Zicam. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: dysgeusia, nausea on Feb 11, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, weighting 120.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Zicam dosage: Spray 4x In Mouth?every 3 Hrs?by Mouth.

Anosmia
Adverse event was reported on Feb 10, 2014 by a Male taking Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 75 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: anosmia.

Balance Disorder, Hypertension
on Jan 22, 2014 Female from US , 70 years of age, weighting 103.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: balance disorder, hypertension. Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts dosage: N/A.

Nasal Discomfort, Parosmia, Dysgeusia
on Jan 13, 2014 Female from US , 48 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: nasal discomfort, parosmia, dysgeusia. Zicam dosage: N/A.

Ageusia, Throat Irritation
Patient was taking Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia, throat irritation on Feb 18, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 75 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts dosage: 1-2 Daily Orally.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Gabapentin
  • Vicodin
  • Amelioride
  • Lorazapam
  • Salt Tablets


Ageusia, Anosmia, Influenza
Adverse event was reported on Mar 18, 2014 by a Female taking Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief (Dosage: 1 Spray Ea Nostril 2x Da) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 40 years of age, After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, influenza.

Anosmia
on Jan 13, 2014 Female from US , 64 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia. Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel dosage: 4 Swabs Nasally Daily.

Ageusia
on Jan 06, 2014 Male from US , 61 years of age, weighting 275.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia. Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts dosage: 1 Melt Orally Every 4 Hours.

Glossitis, Ageusia, Diarrhoea
Patient was taking Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: glossitis, ageusia, diarrhoea on Jan 06, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, weighting 100.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs dosage: 1 Gel Swab Into Nose.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist (4 Sprays Orally Every 3 Hours)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Premarin


Urticaria, Local Swelling, Pruritus, Anaphylactic Reaction
Adverse event was reported on Dec 27, 2013 by a Female taking Zicam (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 58 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: urticaria, local swelling, pruritus, anaphylactic reaction.

Hypoaesthesia Oral, Oral Mucosal Blistering, Ageusia, Anosmia
on Dec 24, 2013 Male from US , 59 years of age, weighting 300.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: hypoaesthesia oral, oral mucosal blistering, ageusia, anosmia. Zicam Cold Remedy dosage: 1 Tablet ?every 3 Hours.

Movement Disorder, Loss Of Consciousness, Fall, Head Injury, Blood Pressure Decreased, Heart Rate Increased, Myocardial Infarction, Muscle Rigidity, Pain
on Feb 24, 2014 Female from US , 70 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: movement disorder, loss of consciousness, fall, head injury, blood pressure decreased, heart rate increased, myocardial infarction, muscle rigidity, pain. Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist dosage: Sprayed Orally Every 3 Hours.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Synthroid
  • Lantus
  • Humalog
Patient was hospitalized.

Dizziness, Fatigue, Arrhythmia, Blood Copper Decreased, Retinal Haemorrhage, Vision Blurred
Patient was taking Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: dizziness, fatigue, arrhythmia, blood copper decreased, retinal haemorrhage, vision blurred on Dec 18, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 62 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief dosage: 1 Spray Into Each Nostril Nightly.

Anosmia, Ageusia
Adverse event was reported on Nov 29, 2013 by a Female taking Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief (Dosage: 2 Sprays Into Each Nostril) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 45 years of age, weighting 120.0 lb, Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: anosmia, ageusia.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Benadryl


Ageusia
on Nov 29, 2013 Male from US , 75 years of age, weighting 158.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: ageusia. Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts dosage: 1 Rapid Melt Orally Every 3 Hours.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Diltiazem
  • Tamsulosin
  • Famotidine
  • Atorvastatin
  • Finasteride
  • Zetia
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Niaspan


Hyposmia
on Oct 23, 2013 Female from US , 22 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: hyposmia. Zicam dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Usana Vitamins
  • ^rest And Sleep^ Supplement
  • Melatonin
  • Benadryl


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    Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    Alternative ZICAM Names:ACETAMINO DEXTROMET GALPHIMIA MENTHA PI OXYMETAZO ZINC ACET ZINC GLUC

    Active Ingredient: ACETAMINO DEXTROMET ECHINACEA GALPHIMIA MENTHA PI OXYMETAZO ZINC ACET ZINC GLUC

    More About Zicam

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 2563

    Zicam safety alerts: 2012 2009

    Reported hospitalizations: 8

    Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief Nasal Gel: Recall - Contamination With Burkholderia Cepacia

     

    [Posted 12/19/2012]

    AUDIENCE: Consumer

    ISSUE: Matrixx Initiatives notified the public of a recall of one lot of Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief nasal gel. Burkholderia cepacia was found in a single sample of the product taken from the affected lot. The problem was detected during a routine review at the manufacturing facility. Tests on additional samples from the same lot have shown no evidence of the organism.

    Burkholderia cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy individuals. However, Burkholderia cepacia in a nasal spray could cause upper airway colonization and secondarily lead to respiratory infections in individuals with a compromised immune system or those with chronic lung conditions, such as cystic fibrosis. The organism is resistant to many antibiotics and may be difficult to eradicate in this sensitive population if an infection occurs.

    The affected lot is 2J23, Expiration 09/15.

    BACKGROUND: The product is a non-drip liquid nasal gel used as a nasal decongestant and is packaged in a 0.5 oz. spray bottle contained in an outer carton, bearing NDC number 62750-005-10. The product was distributed to retailers nationwide throughout the United States.

    RECOMMENDATION: Matrixx is notifying its distributors and retail customers by FEDEX letter and by phone and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers that have the affected lot of Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief nasal gel should stop using the product and contact Matrixx. See the Press Release for additional information. 

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

     

    [12/18/2012 - Press Release - Matrixx Initiatives]

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