Zicam Hypersensitivity Side Effect Reports


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

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


Hypersensitivity, Blister, Dysphagia

This Hypersensitivity side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 34-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis. The patient was prescribed Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Kit (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 26, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist
When starting to take Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Kit the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Blister
  • Dysphagia
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Kit.
Pharyngeal Oedema, Hypersensitivity

This Hypersensitivity Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 25, 2013. A Female , 44 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pharyngeal Oedema
  • Hypersensitivity
. Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief dosage: 1 Spray Each Nostril. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Rash Pustular, Rash Pruritic, Rash Erythematous, Fatigue, Dermatitis Contact, Hypersensitivity, Arthralgia

This is a Zicam Cold Remedy Zavors side effect report of a 47-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Zavors (dosage:One Dose, start time: Nov 19, 2010), combined with:
  • Multi-vitamin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Hypersensitivity side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Rash Pustular
  • Rash Pruritic
  • Rash Erythematous
  • Fatigue
  • Dermatitis Contact
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Arthralgia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam Cold Remedy Zavors treatment in female patients suffering from nasopharyngitis, resulting in Hypersensitivity.
Arthralgia, Fatigue, Hypersensitivity

A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasopharyngitis started Zicam Cold Remedy Zavors treatment (dosage: One Dose) on Nov 19, 2010. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy Zavors treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Arthralgia
  • Fatigue
  • Hypersensitivity
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Multivitamin (cvs Brand)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Cold Remedy Zavors side effects, such as Hypersensitivity.
Asthma, Hypersensitivity

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Liqui-loz on Sep 21, 2010. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: asthma, hypersensitivity Additional patient health information: male , 26 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Liqui-loz dosage: 1 Dose. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Albuterol
  • Symbicort
Anosmia, Hypersensitivity, Snoring

This report suggests a potential Zicam Cold Remedy Hypersensitivity 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 (dosage: 1 Nasal Gel 2x Day Cold Symptoms) starting Jan 01, 2006. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anosmia
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Snoring
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Cold Remedy demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypersensitivity, may still occur.
Anosmia, Hypersensitivity, Infection, Nasal Discomfort

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 28, 2009 by a Female taking Zicam Cold Remedy Zicam Llc (dosage: One Spray Ea. Side 3x Day Nasal) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 45 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia, hypersensitivity, infection, nasal discomfort. Additional medications/treatments:
Anosmia, Dysgeusia, Hypersensitivity, Nasal Discomfort

This Hypersensitivity problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): nasopharyngitis.On Mar 01, 2005 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Nasel Gel (dosage: Nasal). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Nasel Gel, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anosmia
  • Dysgeusia
  • Hypersensitivity
  • 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 Hypersensitivity, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Hypersensitivity

This is a Zicam - Nite side effect report of a patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: hypersensitivity,cough and was treated with Zicam - Nite (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zicam - Plus D
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Hypersensitivity
This opens a possibility that Zicam - Nite could cause Hypersensitivity and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Hypersensitivity, Hyposmia

This Hypersensitivity side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 22, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 31 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, hypersensitivity, hyposmia. Zicam dosage: 1 Swab As Needed Nasal. These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam.
Condition Aggravated, Hypersensitivity

This Hypersensitivity side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypersensitivity,cough. The patient was prescribed Zicam - Nite (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zicam - Plus D
When starting to take Zicam - Nite the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Hypersensitivity
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam - Nite.
Blood Pressure Abnormal, Hypersensitivity

This Hypersensitivity Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 16, 2009. A Female , 52 years of age, weighting 115.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Blood Pressure Abnormal
  • Hypersensitivity
. Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist dosage: 1 Single Dose Oral. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Burning Sensation, Dysgeusia, Hypersensitivity, Parosmia

This is a Zicam Zinc 2x Matrixx side effect report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: rhinorrhoea, who was treated with Zicam Zinc 2x Matrixx (dosage:1 Time Each Nostril Every 4 To 6 Hours Nasal, start time: Jan 28, 2008), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Hypersensitivity side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Burning Sensation
  • Dysgeusia
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Parosmia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam Zinc 2x Matrixx treatment in female patients suffering from rhinorrhoea, resulting in Hypersensitivity.

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Zicam Hypersensitivity Causes and Reviews


An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that often cause reactions are

  • Pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Mold spores
  • Pet dander
  • Food
  • Insect stings
  • Medicines

Normally, your immune system fights germs. It is your body's defense system. In most allergic reactions, however, it is responding to a false alarm. Genes and the environment probably both play a role.

Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling, or asthma. Allergies can range from minor to severe. Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction that can be life-threatening. Doctors use skin and blood tests to diagnose allergies. Treatments include medicines, allergy shots, and avoiding the substances that cause the reactions.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Zicam Hypersensitivity 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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