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Zicam Impaired Work Ability Side Effects

Zicam Impaired Work Ability Side Effect Reports

The following Zicam Impaired Work Ability side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Impaired Work Ability, 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.

Ageusia, Anosmia, Epistaxis, Food Poisoning, Impaired Work Ability, Marital Problem, Nasal Discomfort, Poor Personal Hygiene, Rhinalgia

This Impaired Work Ability side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 64-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis. The patient was prescribed Zicam Matrixx Initiatives Inc. (dosage: Spray 1 Nasal Once), which was started on Dec 15, 2007. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam Matrixx Initiatives Inc. the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Epistaxis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Impaired Work Ability
  • Marital Problem
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Poor Personal Hygiene
  • Rhinalgia
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Matrixx Initiatives Inc..
Hypogeusia, Hyposmia, Impaired Work Ability

This Impaired Work Ability Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs N/a Zicam side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Dec 15, 2009. A Female , 40 years of age, weighting 120.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs N/a Zicam. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Hypogeusia
  • Hyposmia
  • Impaired Work Ability
. Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs N/a Zicam dosage: As Per Directions On Box -} Intranasal Feb/march 2009. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Eye Irritation, Impaired Work Ability, Product Quality Issue, Throat Irritation

This is a Zicam side effect report of a 33-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: sinus congestion, who was treated with Zicam (dosage:1 Spray Each Nostril 4 Times Daily Nasal, start time: Jun 15, 2009), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Impaired Work Ability side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Burning Sensation
  • Eye Irritation
  • Impaired Work Ability
  • Product Quality Issue
  • Throat Irritation
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 sinus congestion, resulting in Impaired Work Ability.

Anosmia, Impaired Work Ability

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasal congestion started Zicam Matrixx Iniatives treatment (dosage: 2 Sprays Into Each Nostril Nasal) on Jan 01, 2005. Soon after starting Zicam Matrixx Iniatives treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Anosmia
  • Impaired Work Ability
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Allergy Pills
  • Decongestants
  • Steroids
  • Antibiotics
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Matrixx Iniatives side effects, such as Impaired Work Ability.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Anxiety, Bronchitis, Impaired Work Ability

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Nasal Gel on Jun 18, 2009. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, anxiety, bronchitis, impaired work ability Additional patient health information: Female , 55 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam Nasal Gel dosage: One Spray 2-3 Separate Times Nasal. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Anosmia, Hypogeusia, Impaired Work Ability, Insomnia, Nasal Discomfort, Rhinalgia

This report suggests a potential Zicam Impaired Work Ability side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 49-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Zicam (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Zicam the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anosmia
  • Hypogeusia
  • Impaired Work Ability
  • Insomnia
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Rhinalgia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Impaired Work Ability, may still occur.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Condition Aggravated, Impaired Work Ability, Nasopharyngitis

An adverse event was reported by a pharmacist on Dec 29, 2008 by a male taking Zicam Nasal Spray Mattrix Initiatives (dosage: 4 Sprays In Mouth Every 3 Hours Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 46 years of age, weighting 260.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, condition aggravated, impaired work ability, nasopharyngitis. Additional medications/treatments:
Discomfort, Impaired Work Ability, Migraine

This Impaired Work Ability 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): nasopharyngitis,prophylaxis.On Oct 13, 2008 a consumer started treatment with Zicam (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Impaired Work Ability
  • Migraine
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Impaired Work Ability, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

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Zicam Impaired Work Ability Causes and Reviews

What is sleep?

While you are sleeping, you are unconscious, but your brain and body functions are still active. Sleep is a complex biological process that helps you process new information, stay healthy, and feel rested.

During sleep, your brain cycles through five stages: stage 1, 2, 3, 4, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Different things happen during each stage. For example, you have a different pattern of brain waves during each one. Your breathing, heart, and temperature may be slower or faster in some stages. Certain phases of sleep help you

  • Feel rested and energetic the next day
  • Learn information, get insight, and form memories
  • Give your heart and vascular system a rest
  • Release more growth hormone, which helps children grow. It also boosts muscle mass and the repair of cells and tissues in children and adults.
  • Release sex hormones, which contributes to puberty and fertility
  • Keep from getting sick or help you get better when you are sick, by creating more cytokines (hormones that help the immune system fight various infections)

You need all of the stages to get a healthy sleep.

How much sleep do I need?

The amount of sleep you need depends on several factors, including your age, lifestyle, health, and whether you have been getting enough sleep recently. The general recommendations for sleep are

  • Newborns: 16-18 hours a day
  • Preschool-aged children: 11-12 hours a day
  • School-aged children: At least 10 hours a day
  • Teens: 9-10 hours a day
  • Adults (including the elderly): 7-8 hours a day

During puberty, teenagers' biological clocks shift, and they are more likely to go to bed later than younger children and adults, and they tend to want to sleep later in the morning. This delayed sleep-wake rhythm conflicts with the early-morning start times of many high schools and helps explain why most teenagers do not get enough sleep.

Some people think that adults need less sleep as they age. But there is no evidence to show that seniors can get by with less sleep than people who are younger. As people age, however, they often get less sleep or they tend to spend less time in the deep, restful stage of sleep. Older people are also more easily awakened.

And it's not just the number of hours of sleep you get that matters. The quality of the sleep you get is also important. People whose sleep is frequently interrupted or cut short might not get enough of certain stages of sleep.

If you are wondering whether you are getting enough sleep, including quality sleep, ask yourself

  • Do you have trouble getting up in the morning?
  • Do you have trouble focusing during the day?
  • Do you doze off during the day?

If you answered yes to these three questions, you should work on improving your sleep.

What are the health effects of not getting enough sleep?

Sleep is important for overall health. When you don't get enough sleep (sleep deprivation), it does more than just make you feel tired. It can affect your performance, including your ability to think clearly, react quickly, and form memories. This may cause you to make bad decisions and take more risks. People with sleep deprivation are more likely to get into accidents.

Sleep deprivation can also affect your mood, leading to

  • Irritability
  • Problems with relationships, especially for children and teenagers
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

It can also affect your physical health. Research shows that not getting enough sleep, or getting poor-quality sleep, increases your risk of

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Kidney disease
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes

Not getting enough sleep can also mean that you don't get enough of the hormones that help children grow and help adults and children build muscle mass, fight infections, and repair cells.

Sleep deprivation magnifies the effect of alcohol. A tired person who drinks too much alcohol will be more impaired than a well-rested person.

How can I get better sleep?

You can take steps to improve your sleep habits. First, make sure that you allow yourself enough time to sleep. With enough sleep each night, you may find that you're happier and more productive during the day.

To improve your sleep habits, it also may help to

  • Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day
  • Avoid caffeine, especially in the afternoon and evening
  • Avoid nicotine
  • Exercise regularly, but don't exercise too late in the day
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks before bed
  • Avoid large meals and beverages late at night
  • Don't take a nap after 3 p.m.
  • Relax before bed, for example by taking a bath, reading or listening to relaxing music
  • Keep the temperature in your bedroom cool
  • Get rid of distractions such as noises, bright lights, and a TV or computer in the bedroom. Also, don't be tempted to go on your phone or tablet just before bed.
  • Get enough sunlight exposure during the day
  • Don't lie in bed awake; if you can't sleep for 20 minutes, get up and do something relaxing
  • See a doctor if you have continued trouble sleeping. You may have a sleep disorder, such as insomnia or sleep apnea. In some cases, your doctor may suggest trying over-the-counter or prescription sleep aid. In other cases, your doctor may want you to do a sleep study, to help diagnose the problem.

If you are a shift worker, it can be even harder to get a good sleep. You may also want to

  • Take naps and increase the amount of time available for sleep
  • Keep the lights bright at work
  • Limit shift changes so your body clock can adjust
  • Limit caffeine use to the first part of your shift
  • Remove sound and light distractions in your bedroom during daytime sleep (for example, use light-blocking curtains)

Zicam Impaired Work Ability 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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Anosmia (1929)
Ageusia (1242)
Nasal Discomfort (276)
Hyposmia (251)
Burning Sensation (169)
Hypogeusia (164)
Dysgeusia (157)
Parosmia (144)
Rhinalgia (53)
Pain (48)
Headache (48)
Product Quality Issue (47)
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Epistaxis (32)
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Weight Decreased (17)
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Impaired Work Ability (8)
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Insomnia (8)
Pharyngeal Oedema (8)
Vomiting (8)
Thermal Burn (8)

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