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Anosmia, Ageusia (8129822-0)
on Feb 10, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, weighting 194.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Spray Gel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia, ageusia. Zicam Cold Remedy Spray Gel dosage: 1 Pump Per Nostril/gel In Nost.
Associated medications used:
  • Zicam Cold Sore Gel Swabs (Apply Inside Each Nostril)


Ageusia (8125854-7)
Patient was taking Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Liqui Loz. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia on Jan 21, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and. Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Liqui Loz dosage: 4-5 Lozenges Daily.

Anosmia, Ageusia (8115352-9)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 06, 2012 by a Male taking Zicam (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 31 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: anosmia, ageusia.

Dependence (8078499-1)
on Jan 11, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 32 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and was treated with Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: dependence. Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief dosage: Inserted Nasally Twice Daily.


Glossodynia, Ageusia (8078487-5)
on Jan 14, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 61 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and was treated with Zicam Rapidmelts With Echinacesa. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: glossodynia, ageusia. Zicam Rapidmelts With Echinacesa dosage: 1 Rapidmelt Twice Daily.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts (1 Rapidmelt Twice Daily)


Ageusia (8078484-X)
Patient was taking Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: ageusia on Jan 12, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 48 years of age, weighting 260.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and. Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist dosage: 4-5 Sprays In Mouth 3x Daily.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Xt
  • Fuzeon
  • Epivir


Anosmia, Product Quality Issue, Ageusia, Memory Impairment (8078479-6)
Adverse event was reported on Dec 22, 2011 by a Male taking Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia, product quality issue, ageusia, memory impairment.
Associated medications used:
  • Dexalent


Ageusia (8078477-2)
on Jan 11, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 27 years of age, weighting 240.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts Citrus. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia. Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts Citrus dosage: N/A.

Burning Sensation, Anosmia (8069823-4)
on Jan 25, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 225.0 lb, was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: burning sensation, anosmia. Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel dosage: N/A.

Anosmia (8062027-0)
Patient was taking Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia on Dec 01, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 51 years of age, weighting 117.0 lb, . Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Thyroid Tab


Hypotension, Tachycardia (8058045-9)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 17, 2012 by a Female taking Zicam (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • upper respiratory tract infection
  • nasopharyngitis
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 86 years of age, weighting 141.0 lb, Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: hypotension, tachycardia.

Rhinorrhoea, Nasal Discomfort, Nasal Congestion, Epistaxis (8050693-5)
on Jan 17, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 62 years of age, weighting 262.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • nasal congestion
and was treated with Zicam Allergy Relief Nasal Gel. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: rhinorrhoea, nasal discomfort, nasal congestion, epistaxis. Zicam Allergy Relief Nasal Gel dosage: 1 Spray In Each Nostril.

Parosmia, Anosmia (8030429-4)
on Jan 09, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 36 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • prophylaxis
  • nasopharyngitis
and was treated with Zicam. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: parosmia, anosmia. Zicam dosage: Per Package.

Anosmia (8027750-2)
Patient was taking Zicam Nasal Swab. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: anosmia on Jan 06, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 56 years of age, weighting 178.0 lb, . Zicam Nasal Swab dosage: N/A.

Anosmia (8024491-2)
Adverse event was reported on Dec 21, 2011 by a Male taking Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief (Dosage: 1 Spray 2-3 Times Daily) was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 44 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: anosmia.

Anosmia, Ageusia, Heart Rate Irregular, Anxiety (8024484-5)
on Dec 20, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 64 years of age, weighting 110.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia, ageusia, heart rate irregular, anxiety. Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist dosage: 1 Spray Twice Daily.

Ageusia (8024482-1)
on Dec 19, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, weighting 165.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • feeling cold
and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Liqui-loz. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia. Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Liqui-loz dosage: One Liqui-loz Every 4-5 Hours.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Morphine
  • Synthroid
  • Dilitazem
  • Lortab
  • Flexeril


Ageusia (8024258-5)
Patient was taking Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: ageusia on Dec 23, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 62 years of age, weighting 210.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and. Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts dosage: 4 Rapidmelts Daily.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lisinopril
  • Elavil
  • Singulair
  • Advair Diskus 100/50
  • Colestipol Hydrochloride


Anosmia (8024240-8)
Adverse event was reported on Nov 26, 2011 by a Male taking Zicam Intense Sinus Relief Nasal Gel (Dosage: Per Product Labeling) was diagnosed with
  • sinus disorder
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 32 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia.
Associated medications used:
  • Ambien


Ageusia (8024215-9)
on Dec 25, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 37 years of age, weighting 230.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia. Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist dosage: 4 Sprays Into Mouth.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Nyquil


Anosmia, Nasal Discomfort (8024211-1)
on Dec 24, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 20 years of age, weighting 135.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: anosmia, nasal discomfort. Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel dosage: 1x Into Each Nostril.

Memory Impairment, Ageusia, Anosmia (8024210-X)
Patient was taking Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: memory impairment, ageusia, anosmia on Dec 22, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 56 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and. Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Dexalent


Anosmia, Hypogeusia (8018704-0)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 03, 2012 by a Female taking Zicam Nasal Swabs (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 42 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: anosmia, hypogeusia.

Anosmia (8018698-8)
on Jan 03, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and was treated with Zicam Nasal Gel. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: anosmia. Zicam Nasal Gel dosage: Nasal Spray.

Ageusia (7980087-X)
on Dec 02, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 81 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • nasopharyngitis
and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: ageusia. Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist dosage: 4 Sprays Orally 6 Times Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Zocor
  • Amlodipine


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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

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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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