Zicam Dysgeusia Side Effect Reports


The following Zicam Dysgeusia side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Dysgeusia, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Zicam or it might take time to develop.


Dysgeusia, Nausea

This Dysgeusia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: sneezing,oropharyngeal pain. The patient was prescribed Zicam (dosage: Spray 4x In Mouth?every 3 Hrs?by Mouth), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Dysgeusia
  • Nausea
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam.
Nasal Discomfort, Parosmia, Dysgeusia

This Dysgeusia Zicam side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jan 13, 2014. A Female , 48 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Parosmia
  • Dysgeusia
. Zicam dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Anosmia, Dysgeusia, Ageusia

This is a Zicam side effect report of a 51-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasal congestion,nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Zicam (dosage:1-2 Sprays In Each Nostril/1dose, start time: 201302), combined with:
  • Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel
, and developed a serious reaction and a Dysgeusia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anosmia
  • Dysgeusia
  • Ageusia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam treatment in patients suffering from nasal congestion,nasopharyngitis, resulting in Dysgeusia.
Anosmia, Dysgeusia

A 66-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: nasopharyngitis started Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts treatment (dosage: NA) on Sep 20, 2012. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Anosmia
  • Dysgeusia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Nasonex
  • Pravastatin
  • Lunesta
  • Paxil
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts side effects, such as Dysgeusia.
Feeling Abnormal, Dysgeusia, Anosmia

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Oral Mist on Dec 04, 2012. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: feeling abnormal, dysgeusia, anosmia Additional patient health information: Female , 78 years of age, weighting 168.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Oral Mist dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Dysgeusia, Ageusia

This report suggests a potential Zicam Dysgeusia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): cold and used Zicam (dosage: One Chewable Orally) starting Sep 24, 2012. Soon after starting Zicam the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Dysgeusia
  • Ageusia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Nadolol
  • Finasteride
  • Pravastatin
  • Lumigan
  • Multi-vitamin
Although Zicam demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dysgeusia, may still occur.
Dysgeusia, Asthma

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on May 20, 2013 by a male taking Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Lozenges (dosage: 1 Lozenge Every 4 Hours) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 79 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: dysgeusia, asthma. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Lisinopril
  • Flomax
  • Avodart
  • Preservision
  • Mega Men^s Multivitamin
  • Triflex
  • Ecotrin
Ageusia, Dysgeusia

This Dysgeusia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): nasopharyngitis.On Dec 31, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist (dosage: Every 3-4 Hours). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Ageusia
  • Dysgeusia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dysgeusia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dysgeusia, Parosmia

This is a Zicam Nasal Spray side effect report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Zicam Nasal Spray (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Dysgeusia
  • Parosmia
This opens a possibility that Zicam Nasal Spray could cause Dysgeusia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Dysgeusia, Hypogeusia

This Dysgeusia side effect was reported by a physician from US on Oct 15, 2012. A female patient from US , 65 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, was treated with Zicam. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: dysgeusia, hypogeusia. Zicam dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam.
Dysgeusia, Parosmia

This Dysgeusia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Zicam (dosage: NA), which was started on Aug 06, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Diovan
  • Vytorin
  • Sinutab
When starting to take Zicam the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Dysgeusia
  • Parosmia
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam.
Tremor, Headache, Dysgeusia, Ageusia

This Dysgeusia Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Mar 08, 2012. A male , 71 years of age, weighting 193.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Tremor
  • Headache
  • Dysgeusia
  • Ageusia
. Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts dosage: 1 Rapidmelt Every Three Hours. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Vytorin
  • Vitamin D
  • Aspirin
  • Amlodipine
  • Omeprazole
  • Benazepril/hctz
Dysgeusia, Ageusia

This is a Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Liqui-loz side effect report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Liqui-loz (dosage:1 Liquiloz Every 4-5 Hours, start time: Mar 15, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Dysgeusia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Dysgeusia
  • Ageusia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Liqui-loz treatment in female patients suffering from nasopharyngitis, resulting in Dysgeusia.
Ageusia, Dysgeusia, Tremor, Headache

A 71-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasopharyngitis started Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts treatment (dosage: 1 Rapidmelt Every Three Hours) on Mar 03, 2012. Soon after starting Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Dysgeusia
  • Tremor
  • Headache
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vytorin
  • Aspirin
  • Benazepril/hctz
  • Vitamin D
  • Amlodipine
  • Omeprazole
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts side effects, such as Dysgeusia.
Dysgeusia

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Oral Mist on Nov 08, 2011. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: dysgeusia Additional patient health information: male , 48 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Oral Mist dosage: 4 Sprays Orally. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Ageusia, Dysgeusia

This report suggests a potential Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Oral Mist62750-032-10 Dysgeusia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 48-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): nasopharyngitis and used Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Oral Mist62750-032-10 (dosage: 4 Sprays Orally) starting Nov 06, 2011. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Oral Mist62750-032-10 the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Dysgeusia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Oral Mist62750-032-10 demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dysgeusia, may still occur.
Nasal Disorder, Tenderness, Dysgeusia, Anosmia

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 29, 2011 by a Female taking Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief (dosage: 4x Day, 2 Days In Mar 2011) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 63 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: nasal disorder, tenderness, dysgeusia, anosmia. Additional medications/treatments:
Hyposmia, Dysgeusia

This Dysgeusia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Sep 09, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs (dosage: 1 Dose/1 Use,1 Day/1 Use). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Lovaza
  • Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist (1 Dose, 1 Day/1 Dose)
  • Flax Oil
When commencing Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Hyposmia
  • Dysgeusia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dysgeusia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Anosmia, Nasal Discomfort, Dysgeusia

This is a Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief side effect report of a 35-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief (dosage: 1 Dose Only, 1 Day/1 Dose) starting Aug 15, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Anosmia
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Dysgeusia
This opens a possibility that Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief could cause Dysgeusia and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Anosmia, Dysgeusia

This Dysgeusia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Sep 20, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 53 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Lozenges (otc). Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: anosmia, dysgeusia. Zicam Lozenges (otc) dosage: 1 Lozenge. These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Lozenges (otc).
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Zicam Dysgeusia Causes and Reviews


Our senses of taste and smell give us great pleasure. Taste helps us enjoy food and beverages. Smell lets us enjoy the scents and fragrances like roses or coffee. Taste and smell also protect us, letting us know when food has gone bad or when there is a gas leak. They make us want to eat, ensuring we get the nutrition we need.

People with taste disorders may taste things that aren't there, may not be able to tell the difference in tastes, or can't taste at all. People with smell disorders may lose their sense of smell, or things may smell different. A smell they once enjoyed may now smell bad to them.

Many illnesses and injuries can cause taste and smell disorders, including colds and head injuries. Some drugs can also affect taste and smell. Most people lose some ability to taste and smell as they get older. Treatment varies, depending on the problem and its cause.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders


Zicam Dysgeusia Reviews

Thu, 23 Feb 2012

I just got over an allergic reaction to something after having a cold for about 3 days. I had started taking Zicam Meltaways early morning on day 2. I have taken Zinc lozenges to lesson time and symptoms several times and found it quite effective. The store didn't have the lozenges so I decided to try the Zicam. On day 3 I became very congested in my sinus' . By day 3 it didn't seem normal (I had pneumonia in 2010...1st time ever and the doctor said that once you have pneumonia you are more apt to get it again.) So day 4 I went to my physician and he said you may have a bug...but this looks like an allergic reaction. He gave me a Decadron injection...told me to drink lots of water, rest, neti pot etc. He listened carefully and said my chest was clear.
Day 7 comes and I know it is in my chest...so back to my doc..by now I'm coughing and hawking up bloody chunks resembling liver. He now RX Cephlexin (precautionary I think), another decadron injection...mucinex DM. A couple of days after that I didn't seem to be any better...so I went back for Decadron injection 3 a breathing treatment (Albuteral and Atrovent I think ) and a 6 day prednisone pack. Yesterday 14 days in was my first normal day.
Not once until today did I suspect Zicam...but it was the only thing I had taken and this reaction was much stronger than a seasonal allergy. No more Zicam for me.

Mon, 12 Mar 2012

try toothpaste with baking soda in it also baking soda water gargle it helps me when my tongue burns from the Zicam i used.



Mon, 21 May 2012

Felt very bad, lost apetite and felt depressed.

Thu, 19 Jan 2012

I took Zicam over a week ago. I started having a very dry tongue. My taste never changed, but my tongue feels so uncomfortable. I am done with Zicam.

Tue, 30 Nov 2010

Have taken Zicam rapid melts, started on Friday throughout the weekend.Monday I have trouble swallowing, it hurts to cough and the back of my mouth hurts. I have stopped taking it and will return otherunopened product.

Thu, 17 Mar 2011

Took the Zicam rapidmelts for a couple of days to keep a cold from coming on. After 4 days i now have some kind of weird taste in my mouth. Nothing seems to tast right-cherry coke, OJ, hell even my cigars don't taste right (trying to quit maybe this will help). Some times it comes and goes. Anyone else having these side effects.

Thu, 21 Jul 2011

I'm suspecting that Zicam rapid melts may have an aspirin component since after taking it 2 days I've had a ghout attack in my foot which is normally triggered by high uric acid levels common to aspirin.

The positive effects have been reduced congestion, reduced cough and the tast is good. The negative effects have been gout, a nose bleed, and although reduced, the cough has been persistent.

Thu, 23 Dec 2010

lost sense of smell and taste after using mouth spray in march 2008. Most of the time it is still gone. Once in a while I can smell and taste but not like normal. Just slightly. I hate the product. It's still on the shelves at Walmart.

Mon, 07 Nov 2011

severe hives!

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