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Zicam Safety Information and Side Effects

Zicam Safety Information

Anosmia ( 1910 reports)    ➢ More

Nasal Congestion, Anosmia

This case suggests a potential Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief Anosmia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 37-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): nasopharyngitis and used Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief (dosage: 1 Spray Each Nostril Once) starting Feb 21, 2014. Soon after starting Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Anosmia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anosmia, may still occur.

Ageusia ( 1222 reports)    ➢ More

Anosmia, Ageusia

Adverse event was reported on Feb 18, 2014 by a Female taking Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief (Dosage: 1 Spray Each Nostril Twice Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 62 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia, ageusia.
Associated medications used:
  • Metformin
  • Lovastatin
  • Lisinopril
  • Citracal

Nasal Discomfort ( 275 reports)    ➢ More

Nasal Discomfort, Parosmia, Dysgeusia

This Nasal Discomfort problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): nasopharyngitis,viral infection.On Jan 03, 2014 a consumer started treatment with Zicam (dosage: NA). The following health products were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Parosmia
  • Dysgeusia
Although all health products are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nasal Discomfort, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Hyposmia ( 239 reports)    ➢ More


A case of a 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was presented. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis and was treated with Zicam (dosage: NA) starting Oct 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Usana Vitamins
  • ^rest And Sleep^ Supplement
  • Melatonin
  • Benadryl
  • Soon after that, the subject experienced the following of symptoms:
    • Hyposmia
    This opens a possibility that Zicam could cause Hyposmia and that some female subjects may be more susceptible.

    Burning Sensation ( 160 reports)    ➢ More

    Burning Sensation, Application Site Pain, Nasal Disorder, Swelling, Ageusia, Lacrimation Increased, Anosmia

    on Mar 06, 2012 a Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Nasal Gel. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: burning sensation, application site pain, nasal disorder, swelling, ageusia, lacrimation increased, anosmia. Zicam Nasal Gel dosage: Use One Time Sniff Nose.

    Common Zicam Side Effects

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    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)
    Weight Decreased (17)
    Nasopharyngitis (17)
    Feeling Abnormal (16)
    No Therapeutic Response (16)
    Throat Irritation (16)
    Anxiety (15)
    Depression (15)
    Condition Aggravated (15)
    Dizziness (14)
    Hypoaesthesia Oral (14)
    Sinus Headache (14)
    Hypersensitivity (13)
    Eye Irritation (13)
    Decreased Appetite (12)
    Glossodynia (12)
    Eye Pain (11)
    Malaise (11)
    Nasal Dryness (11)
    Nerve Injury (11)
    Sneezing (11)
    Fear (10)
    Application Site Irritation (9)
    Blood Pressure Increased (9)
    Migraine (9)
    Vomiting (8)
    Thermal Burn (8)
    Pharyngeal Oedema (8)
    Insomnia (8)
    Impaired Work Ability (8)
    Bronchitis (8)

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