Zicam Insomnia Side Effect Reports

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

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

Nausea, Anosmia, Epistaxis, Headache, Insomnia

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 42-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nasal congestion. The patient was prescribed Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel (dosage: 2 Sprays In Each Nostril), which was started on Mar 29, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Anosmia
  • Epistaxis
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel.
Amnesia, Anosmia, Dyspnoea, Ear Pruritus, Insomnia, Middle Insomnia, Nasal Congestion, Nasal Discomfort, Rhinorrhoea

This Insomnia Zicam Zincum Gluconicum 2x Matrixx Initiatives, Inc side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 23, 2009. A male , 51 years of age, weighting 225.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Zincum Gluconicum 2x Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Amnesia
  • Anosmia
  • Dyspnoea
  • Ear Pruritus
  • Insomnia
  • Middle Insomnia
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Rhinorrhoea
. Zicam Zincum Gluconicum 2x Matrixx Initiatives, Inc dosage: One Every 4 Hours Nasal 07/10. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Anosmia, Dysgeusia, Insomnia, Loss Of Libido

This is a Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Matrixx Initiatives, Inc side effect report of a 60-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Matrixx Initiatives, Inc (dosage:3 Times A Day, start time: Jun 29, 2009), combined with:
  • Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief Nasal Gel Matrixx Initiatives, Inc
, and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anosmia
  • Dysgeusia
  • Insomnia
  • Loss Of Libido
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 Matrixx Initiatives, Inc treatment in patients suffering from nasopharyngitis, resulting in Insomnia.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Insomnia, Nasal Congestion, Rhinorrhoea

A 47-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasopharyngitis started Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Zicam Llc Scotsdale, Az treatment (dosage: -recommended By Manufacturer- -recom. By Manuf.- Nasal) on Jan 10, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Zicam Llc Scotsdale, Az treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Insomnia
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Rhinorrhoea
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Zicam Llc Scotsdale, Az side effects, such as Insomnia.
Anosmia, Hypogeusia, Impaired Work Ability, Insomnia, Nasal Discomfort, Rhinalgia

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam on Jun 18, 2009. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: anosmia, hypogeusia, impaired work ability, insomnia, nasal discomfort, rhinalgia Additional patient health information: male , 49 years of age, weighting 330.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Zicam dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Insomnia, Lacrimation Increased, Nasal Discomfort, Pain, Visual Disturbance

This report suggests a potential Zicam Insomnia 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 (dosage: One Squirt Once Nasal) starting Dec 07, 2007. Soon after starting Zicam the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Insomnia
  • Lacrimation Increased
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Pain
  • Visual Disturbance
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Discomfort, Feeling Abnormal, Headache, Insomnia, Muscle Spasms, Oral Intake Reduced, Pharyngolaryngeal Pain

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jul 05, 2006 by a male taking Zicam 15ml Zicam Llc (dosage: One Squirt Once A Day Nasal) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 41 years of age, weighting 225.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, discomfort, feeling abnormal, headache, insomnia, muscle spasms, oral intake reduced, pharyngolaryngeal pain. Additional medications/treatments:
Insomnia, Nasal Discomfort

This Insomnia problem was reported by a health professional from . A 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Feb 12, 2005 a consumer started treatment with Zicam No-drip Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconium Zicam Llc (dosage: 1 Spray Q4 Hrs Nasal). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Allegra
When commencing Zicam No-drip Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconium Zicam Llc, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Insomnia
  • 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 Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

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Zicam Insomnia Causes and Reviews

What is
Insomnia ?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.

What are the symptoms of Insomnia ?

Symptoms of Insomnia include:

  • Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
  • Sleeping for only short periods
  • Being awake for much of the night
  • Feeling as if you haven't slept at all
  • Waking up too early
What are the types of Insomnia ?

Insomnia can be acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing). Acute Insomnia is common. Common causes include stress at work, family pressures, or a traumatic event. It usually lasts for days or weeks.

Chronic Insomnia lasts for a month or longer. Most cases of chronic Insomnia are secondary. This means they are the symptom or side effect of some other problem, such as certain medical conditions, medicines, and other sleep disorders. Substances such as caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol can also be a cause.

Sometimes chronic Insomnia is the primary problem. This means that it is not caused by something else. Its cause is not well understood, but long-lasting stress, emotional upset, travel and shift work can be factors. Primary Insomnia usually lasts more than one month.

Who gets Insomnia ?

Insomnia is common. It affects women more often than men. You can get it at any age, but older adults are more likely to have it. You are also at higher risk of Insomnia if you

  • Have a lot of stress
  • Are depressed or have other emotional distress, such as divorce or death of a spouse
  • Have a lower income
  • Work at night or have frequent major shifts in your work hours
  • Travel long distances with time changes
  • Have an inactive lifestyle
  • Are African American; research shows that African Americans take longer to fall asleep, don't sleep as well, and have more sleep-related breathing problems than whites.
What other problems can Insomnia cause?

Insomnia can cause daytime sleepiness and a lack of energy. It also can make you feel anxious, depressed, or irritable. You may have trouble focusing on tasks, paying attention, learning, and remembering. Insomnia also can cause other serious problems. For example, it could make you may feel drowsy while driving. This could cause you get into a car accident.

How is Insomnia diagnosed?

To diagnose Insomnia, your health care provider

  • Takes your medical history
  • Asks for your sleep history. Your provider will ask you for details about your sleep habits.
  • Does a physical exam, to rule out other medical problems that might cause Insomnia
  • May recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems.
What are the treatments for Insomnia ?

Treatments include lifestyle changes, counseling, and medicines:

  • Lifestyle changes, including good sleep habits, often help relieve acute (short-term) Insomnia. These changes might make it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • A type of counseling called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help relieve the anxiety linked to chronic (ongoing) Insomnia
  • Several medicines also can help relieve your Insomnia and allow you to re-establish a regular sleep schedule

If your Insomnia is the symptom or side effect of another problem, it's important to treat that problem (if possible).

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Zicam Insomnia 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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