Zicam Eye Pain Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Eye Pain, 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.


Sinus Headache, Eye Pain, Neck Pain, Anosmia, Ageusia

This Eye Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 46-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis. The patient was prescribed Zicam (dosage: One Squirt In Each Nostril), which was started on Feb 04, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Sinus Headache
  • Eye Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Anosmia
  • Ageusia
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Eye Pain, Fear, Headache, Nervous System Disorder, Rhinorrhoea

This Eye Pain Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel 0.50 Fl.oz.15 Mi Matrixx Initiatives Inc. side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jan 11, 2010. A Female , weighting 145.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel 0.50 Fl.oz.15 Mi Matrixx Initiatives Inc.. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Eye Pain
  • Fear
  • Headache
  • Nervous System Disorder
  • Rhinorrhoea
. Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel 0.50 Fl.oz.15 Mi Matrixx Initiatives Inc. dosage: 1 Spray 1 Time Nasal. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Eye Pain, Facial Pain, Headache, Hypogeusia, Rhinalgia

This is a Zicam Nasal Gel side effect report of a 55-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Zicam Nasal Gel (dosage:As Direct 1 Spray Once Nasal, start time: Nov 13, 2008), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Eye Pain side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Burning Sensation
  • Eye Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Headache
  • Hypogeusia
  • Rhinalgia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam Nasal Gel treatment in female patients suffering from nasopharyngitis, resulting in Eye Pain.
Anosmia, Eye Irritation, Eye Pain, Nasal Discomfort

A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasopharyngitis started Zicam Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. treatment (dosage: Once A Day 3 Days Nasal) on Aug 26, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Anosmia
  • Eye Irritation
  • Eye Pain
  • Nasal Discomfort
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. side effects, such as Eye Pain.
Anosmia, Eye Irritation, Eye Pain, Nasal Discomfort

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. on Oct 28, 2009. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: anosmia, eye irritation, eye pain, nasal discomfort Additional patient health information: Female , 52 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. dosage: One A Day 3 Days Nasal. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Eye Pain, Headache

This report suggests a potential Zicam Cold Remedy 0.50 Fl.oz/15ml Bottle Zicam Llc, Pheonix Az Eye Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): nasopharyngitis and used Zicam Cold Remedy 0.50 Fl.oz/15ml Bottle Zicam Llc, Pheonix Az (dosage: Used Once) starting Apr 21, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy 0.50 Fl.oz/15ml Bottle Zicam Llc, Pheonix Az the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Eye Pain
  • Headache
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Cold Remedy 0.50 Fl.oz/15ml Bottle Zicam Llc, Pheonix Az demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Eye Pain, may still occur.
Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Ear Pain, Eye Pain, Migraine

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 02, 2009 by a Female taking Zicam Spray Gel (dosage: One Once Nasal) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 38 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia, burning sensation, ear pain, eye pain, migraine. Additional medications/treatments:
Burning Sensation, Chemical Injury, Epistaxis, Eye Pain, Feeling Abnormal, Nasal Discomfort, Nervous System Disorder, Parosmia

This Eye Pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): rhinovirus infection.On Nov 22, 2008 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gelz Zincumgluconicum 2x Zicam Llc A Subsidiar (dosage: 1 Pump Every 4 Hours Nasal). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gelz Zincumgluconicum 2x Zicam Llc A Subsidiar, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Burning Sensation
  • Chemical Injury
  • Epistaxis
  • Eye Pain
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Nervous System Disorder
  • Parosmia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Eye Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abnormal Sensation In Eye, Eye Irritation, Eye Pain, Nasal Discomfort, Rhinalgia

This is a Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconicum Zicam/matrixx 2x side effect report of a 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconicum Zicam/matrixx 2x (dosage: No Directions Are Given Bottle Doesn't Say) starting Jan 28, 2007. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abnormal Sensation In Eye
  • Eye Irritation
  • Eye Pain
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Rhinalgia
This opens a possibility that Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconicum Zicam/matrixx 2x could cause Eye Pain and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Eye Irritation, Eye Pain, Lacrimation Increased, Migraine, Ocular Hyperaemia, Rhinalgia

This Eye Pain side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Jan 29, 2007. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 30 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconicum 2x Zicam 11c, Matrix. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, eye irritation, eye pain, lacrimation increased, migraine, ocular hyperaemia, rhinalgia. Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconicum 2x Zicam 11c, Matrix dosage: 1 Spray Each Nostril Just Once Nasal.
Associated medications used:
  • Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconicum 2x Zicam 11c, Matrix (1 Spray Each Nostril Just Once Nasal)
  • Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconicum 2x Zicam 11c, Matrix (1 Spray Each Nostril Just Once Nasal)
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconicum 2x Zicam 11c, Matrix.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Caustic Injury, Epistaxis, Eye Pain, Headache, Nasal Discomfort

This Eye Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 37-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis. The patient was prescribed Zicam Nose Spray Zicam (dosage: 1 1x A Day For 2 Day Nasal), which was started on Dec 09, 2006. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam Nose Spray Zicam the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Burning Sensation
  • Caustic Injury
  • Epistaxis
  • Eye Pain
  • Headache
  • Nasal Discomfort
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Nose Spray Zicam.

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Zicam Eye Pain Causes and Reviews


Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts - clouded lenses
  • Optic nerve disorders, including glaucoma
  • Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pinkeye

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

NIH: National Eye Institute


Zicam Eye Pain 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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