Zicam Headache Side Effect Reports


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

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


Convulsion, Fall, Head Injury, Loss Of Consciousness, Memory Impairment, Headache, Tinnitus, Asthenia, Vomiting

This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 21-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts (dosage: X2, X1), which was started on Aug 23, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Convulsion
  • Fall
  • Head Injury
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Memory Impairment
  • Headache
  • Tinnitus
  • Asthenia
  • Vomiting
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts.
Atrial Fibrillation, Headache, Condition Aggravated

This Headache Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on May 28, 2013. A Female , 76 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Headache
  • Condition Aggravated
. Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts dosage: 1 Rapid Melt X1. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Atenolol
  • Nexium
  • Celebrex
  • Xarelto
Sinus Headache, Eye Pain, Neck Pain, Anosmia, Ageusia

This is a Zicam side effect report of a 46-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Zicam (dosage:One Squirt In Each Nostril, start time: Feb 04, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Headache side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Sinus Headache
  • Eye Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Anosmia
  • Ageusia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam treatment in female patients suffering from nasopharyngitis, resulting in Headache.
Tremor, Headache, Dysgeusia, Ageusia

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:
  • Tremor
  • Headache
  • Dysgeusia
  • Ageusia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vytorin
  • Vitamin D
  • Aspirin
  • Amlodipine
  • Omeprazole
  • Benazepril/hctz
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts side effects, such as Headache.
Nausea, Anosmia, Epistaxis, Headache, Insomnia

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel on Apr 09, 2012. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: nausea, anosmia, epistaxis, headache, insomnia Additional patient health information: Female , 42 years of age, weighting 146.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel dosage: 2 Sprays In Each Nostril. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Ageusia, Dysgeusia, Tremor, Headache

This report suggests a potential Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts Headache side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): nasopharyngitis and used Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts (dosage: 1 Rapidmelt Every Three Hours) starting Mar 03, 2012. Soon after starting Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Dysgeusia
  • Tremor
  • Headache
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Vytorin
  • Aspirin
  • Benazepril/hctz
  • Vitamin D
  • Amlodipine
  • Omeprazole
Although Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Headache, may still occur.
Fall, Brain Mass, Blood Pressure Decreased, Headache, Hypoaesthesia, Lip Injury, Head Injury, Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 10, 2011 by a male taking Zicam Intense Sinus Relief (dosage: Every Day For 1 Year) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 62 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: fall, brain mass, blood pressure decreased, headache, hypoaesthesia, lip injury, head injury, blood pressure inadequately controlled. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Anosmia, Headache, Nasal Discomfort

This Headache problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 24-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Oct 12, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel (dosage: One Dose). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anosmia
  • Headache
  • Nasal Discomfort
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Headache, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Headache

This is a Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel side effect report of a 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel (dosage: Qd X 1 Dose) starting Apr 16, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Anosmia
  • Burning Sensation
  • Headache
This opens a possibility that Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel could cause Headache and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Headache

This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Nov 06, 2008. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 27 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, burning sensation, headache. Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel dosage: 1 Dose X 6 Mos.. These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Headache, Nasal Discomfort

This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel (dosage: Qd X 1 Dose), which was started on Jan 26, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Headache
  • Nasal Discomfort
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel.
Anosmia, Headache, Nasal Discomfort

This Headache Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jul 22, 2009. A male , 48 years of age, weighting 240.0 lb, was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Anosmia
  • Headache
  • Nasal Discomfort
. Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel dosage: 1 Week 1 Month Ago-after 1 Week. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Headache, Pain

This is a Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Spra Nasal Spray Matrixx side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Spra Nasal Spray Matrixx (dosage:Used Product 1 Time, start time: Jun 06, 2007), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Headache side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Burning Sensation
  • Headache
  • Pain
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Spra Nasal Spray Matrixx treatment in female patients suffering from nasopharyngitis, resulting in Headache.
Abdominal Pain, Ageusia, Anosmia, Dysgeusia, Headache, Malaise, Nausea, Parosmia

A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Zicam Allergy Relief Gel Swabs treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Zicam Allergy Relief Gel Swabs treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Dysgeusia
  • Headache
  • Malaise
  • Nausea
  • Parosmia
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Allergy Relief Gel Swabs side effects, such as Headache.
Anosmia, Eye Irritation, Headache, Nasal Discomfort, Product Quality Issue

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Homeopathic Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconocum 2x Gel Tech on Jan 19, 2010. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: anosmia, eye irritation, headache, nasal discomfort, product quality issue Additional patient health information: male , 57 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam Homeopathic Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconocum 2x Gel Tech dosage: 1 Spray In Each Nostril Every 2-4 Hours Nasal. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Eye Pain, Fear, Headache, Nervous System Disorder, Rhinorrhoea

This report suggests a potential Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel 0.50 Fl.oz.15 Mi Matrixx Initiatives Inc. Headache side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): dyspnoea and used Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel 0.50 Fl.oz.15 Mi Matrixx Initiatives Inc. (dosage: 1 Spray 1 Time Nasal) starting Dec 26, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel 0.50 Fl.oz.15 Mi Matrixx Initiatives Inc. the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Eye Pain
  • Fear
  • Headache
  • Nervous System Disorder
  • Rhinorrhoea
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel 0.50 Fl.oz.15 Mi Matrixx Initiatives Inc. demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Headache, may still occur.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Eye Pain, Facial Pain, Headache, Hypogeusia, Rhinalgia

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 11, 2010 by a Female taking Zicam Nasal Gel (dosage: As Direct 1 Spray Once Nasal) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, burning sensation, eye pain, facial pain, headache, hypogeusia, rhinalgia. Additional medications/treatments:
Anosmia, Headache

This Headache 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): nasopharyngitis.On Feb 14, 2004 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Zincum Gluconicumzicam Llc/ Matrixx Initatives 2x (dosage: One Spray In Each Nostril Once). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Zincum Gluconicumzicam Llc/ Matrixx Initatives 2x, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anosmia
  • Headache
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Headache, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Back Pain, Headache, Incoherent, Muscle Spasms, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Pyrexia

This is a Zicam - Rapidmelts With Vitamin C side effect report of a 20-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis and was treated with Zicam - Rapidmelts With Vitamin C (dosage: One Dose, One Dose) starting Oct 20, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Serevent
  • Asmanex Twisthaler
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Back Pain
  • Headache
  • Incoherent
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Pyrexia
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Zicam - Rapidmelts With Vitamin C could cause Headache and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Anosmia, Headache, Nasal Discomfort

This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Nov 03, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Nasal Cold Remedy Matrixx Initiatives Inc.. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: anosmia, headache, nasal discomfort. Zicam Nasal Cold Remedy Matrixx Initiatives Inc. dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Nasal Cold Remedy Matrixx Initiatives Inc..
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Zicam Headache Causes and Reviews


Almost everyone has had a Headache. Headache is the most common form of pain. It's a major reason people miss days at work or school or visit the doctor.

The most common type of Headache is a tension Headache. Tension Headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension Headaches if you work too much, don't get enough sleep, miss meals, or use alcohol.

Other common types of Headaches include migraines, cluster Headaches, and sinus Headaches. Most people can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers.

Not all Headaches require a doctor's attention. But sometimes Headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe Headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a Headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a Headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Zicam Headache Reviews

Tue, 28 Jul 2009
Has anyone experienced severe Headaches after using Zicam? I used it 8 yrs ago and since I have been diagnosed with cluster Headaches. they actually started while I was using Zicam. I have had daily and as much as 8 of these horrible Headaches per day.
Mon, 07 Dec 2009
I also was diognosed with cluster Headaches shortly after using Zicam, along with loss of smell taste and severe nasal congestion daily.
Sun, 20 Jun 2010
About 10 minutes after taking the Zicam rapid melts i got a horrible pressure Headache, and soon after felt like i could puke. This lasted a few hours then subsided, but i refused to take the next dose after that.
Thu, 10 Feb 2011
After taking two doses of Zicam rapidmelt, I had this horrible taste in my mouth, food tasted horrible. After the second dose in the morning I developed a severe Headache that started in my sinus (so I thought it was part of the cold) but then it moved to my temple and the back of my head, I started vomiting. Ended up going home for the day because I couldn't function at work. Headache lasted all day into the early hours of the morning so did the vomiting. Since Zicam restricts the blood vessels I can understand why this Headache felt just like a severe high blood pressure Headache. If you have blood pressure problems I would not take this medication.
Sat, 10 Dec 2011
I am 64 years old. Last weekend I had a classic onset of a head cold with a fever, sore throat, sinuses draining, sinus Headache. A friend had recommended ZiCam "homeopathic" orange flavored lozenges. I let one dissolve under my tongue which took about ten minutes. Within twenty minutes, my sinuses were clear and sinus Headache was gone, to my surprise - this was much faster than Afrin would have done, and I use sprays very cautiously and never more than three nights in a row. Then I noticed my heart was pounding very fast, I don't think it had been that fast in years - racing. I lay down and wrapped up and waited. I clocked it at 100-110 beats per minute for about ten minutes, then about 90 per minute for another ten minutes. Then it started to skip some and started to slow down. After about a half hour I had my normal rate around 70 beats/minute. I'm staying away from these "homeopathic" drugs in the future. You don't know what is in them, though I suspect some kind of ephedrine is in them though not on the label, based on the reaction I experienced. These "homeopathic" mixes don't have FDA testing but they should.
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