Zicam Nasal Congestion Side Effect Reports


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

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


Nasal Congestion, Anosmia

This Nasal Congestion side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 37-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis. The patient was prescribed Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief (dosage: 1 Spray Each Nostril Once), which was started on Feb 21, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Anosmia
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief.
Ageusia, Nasal Congestion, Condition Aggravated

This Nasal Congestion Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Sep 03, 2013. A male , 35 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Ageusia
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Condition Aggravated
. Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist dosage: Oral Spray Three Times Daily. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Anosmia, Nasal Congestion

This is a Zicam side effect report of a 46-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Zicam (dosage:1 Rapidmelt Every 3 Hours, start time: Dec 19, 2012), combined with:
  • Emergen-c
, and developed a serious reaction and a Nasal Congestion side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anosmia
  • Nasal Congestion
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 nasopharyngitis, resulting in Nasal Congestion.
Rhinorrhoea, Nasal Discomfort, Nasal Congestion, Epistaxis

A 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasal congestion started Zicam Allergy Relief Nasal Gel treatment (dosage: 1 Spray In Each Nostril) on Jan 11, 2012. Soon after starting Zicam Allergy Relief Nasal Gel treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Rhinorrhoea
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Epistaxis
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Allergy Relief Nasal Gel side effects, such as Nasal Congestion.
Anosmia, Nasal Congestion

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief on Jun 02, 2010. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: anosmia, nasal congestion Additional patient health information: male , 25 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief dosage: Qd X 1 Day. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Anosmia, Nasal Congestion

This report suggests a potential Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs Nasal Congestion side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 12-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs (dosage: Qd) starting Mar 01, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anosmia
  • Nasal Congestion
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nasal Congestion, may still occur.
Anosmia, Nasal Congestion

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jun 02, 2010 by a male taking Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief (dosage: Qd X 1 Day, 1 Dose) . Location: UNITED STATES , 25 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia, nasal congestion. Additional medications/treatments:
Ageusia, Anosmia, Middle Insomnia, Nasal Congestion, Nasal Discomfort, Nasopharyngitis

This Nasal Congestion problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): nasopharyngitis.On May 29, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Nasal Gel 2x Matrixx (dosage: 1 Spray Per Nostril Every 4 Hrs Nasal). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Nasal Gel 2x Matrixx, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Middle Insomnia
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Nasopharyngitis
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nasal Congestion, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ageusia, Nasal Congestion

This is a Zicam Extreme Congestion Nasal Gel side effect report of a 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Zicam Extreme Congestion Nasal Gel (dosage: Bid - 1 Day) starting Mar 15, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Ageusia
  • Nasal Congestion
This opens a possibility that Zicam Extreme Congestion Nasal Gel could cause Nasal Congestion and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Anosmia, Dependence, Nasal Congestion

This Nasal Congestion side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jul 16, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 27 years of age, weighting 220.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Extreme Congestion Nasal Gel. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia, dependence, nasal congestion. Zicam Extreme Congestion Nasal Gel dosage: 2x Day.
Associated medications used:
  • Singulair
  • Advair Diskus 100/50
  • Loratadine
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Extreme Congestion Nasal Gel.
Anosmia, Nasal Congestion, Snoring

This Nasal Congestion side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 51-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs (dosage: 2-3x/day, 10-15 Swabs), which was started on Dec 01, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Motrin
When starting to take Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Anosmia
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Snoring
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nasal Congestion, Nasal Discomfort

This Nasal Congestion Zicam Nasal Products side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 06, 2009. A Female , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Nasal Products. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Discomfort
. Zicam Nasal Products dosage: 2 Days. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Dysgeusia, Hyposmia, Nasal Congestion, Rhinorrhoea

This is a Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Zicam, Llc side effect report of a 49-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasal congestion, who was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Zicam, Llc (dosage:Two Pumps Up Each Nostril 2-3 Times Daily Nasal, start time: Nov 01, 2009), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Nasal Congestion side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Dysgeusia
  • Hyposmia
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Rhinorrhoea
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 Zicam, Llc treatment in patients suffering from nasal congestion, resulting in Nasal Congestion.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Lacrimation Increased, Nasal Congestion, Nasal Discomfort

A 51-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasopharyngitis started Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Homeopathic Matrixx Initiatives, Inc treatment (dosage: 1 Swab Every 4 Hrs Nasal) on Feb 01, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Homeopathic Matrixx Initiatives, Inc treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Burning Sensation
  • Lacrimation Increased
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Discomfort
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Homeopathic Matrixx Initiatives, Inc side effects, such as Nasal Congestion.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nasal Congestion

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Nasal Gel Spray N/a Zicam Llc/matrixx Initiatives on Jan 08, 2010. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, nasal congestion Additional patient health information: Female , 58 years of age, weighting 168.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam Nasal Gel Spray N/a Zicam Llc/matrixx Initiatives dosage: One Spray Each Nostril 2x Day Nasal. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Amnesia, Anosmia, Dyspnoea, Ear Pruritus, Insomnia, Middle Insomnia, Nasal Congestion, Nasal Discomfort, Rhinorrhoea

This report suggests a potential Zicam Zincum Gluconicum 2x Matrixx Initiatives, Inc Nasal Congestion side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 51-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): nasopharyngitis and used Zicam Zincum Gluconicum 2x Matrixx Initiatives, Inc (dosage: One Every 4 Hours Nasal 07/10) starting Dec 14, 2008. Soon after starting Zicam Zincum Gluconicum 2x Matrixx Initiatives, Inc the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Amnesia
  • Anosmia
  • Dyspnoea
  • Ear Pruritus
  • Insomnia
  • Middle Insomnia
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Rhinorrhoea
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Zincum Gluconicum 2x Matrixx Initiatives, Inc demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nasal Congestion, may still occur.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Disorientation, Nasal Congestion

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 13, 2009 by a male taking Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Nasal Gel - 15ml Pump Zicam, Llc And Matrixx Ini (dosage: One Pump Per Nostril Once Nasal) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 46 years of age, weighting 187.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, burning sensation, disorientation, nasal congestion. Additional medications/treatments:
Dysgeusia, Nasal Congestion, Parosmia

This Nasal Congestion problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): nasopharyngitis,prophylaxis.On Jan 01, 2004 a consumer started treatment with Zicam - Cold Remedy Swabs Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. (dosage: One Swab Whenever Necessary Nasal). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam - Cold Remedy Swabs Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Dysgeusia
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Parosmia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nasal Congestion, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Condition Aggravated, Injury, Nasal Congestion, Nasal Discomfort, Nasal Disorder, Nasal Dryness, Throat Irritation

This is a Zicam Nasal Spray Gel 0.50 Fl.oz/15ml side effect report of a patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Zicam Nasal Spray Gel 0.50 Fl.oz/15ml (dosage: 2 Sprays Each Nostril 2 Times A Day Nasal) starting Jan 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Injury
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Nasal Disorder
  • Nasal Dryness
  • Throat Irritation
This opens a possibility that Zicam Nasal Spray Gel 0.50 Fl.oz/15ml could cause Nasal Congestion and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Anosmia, Dizziness, Eye Swelling, Hyposmia, Impaired Driving Ability, Nasal Congestion, Nasal Discomfort, Speech Disorder

This Nasal Congestion side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jul 07, 2009. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 165.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Gel Spray Zicam. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: anosmia, dizziness, eye swelling, hyposmia, impaired driving ability, nasal congestion, nasal discomfort, speech disorder. Zicam Gel Spray Zicam dosage: 1 Squirt Once Nasal. These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Gel Spray Zicam.

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Zicam Nasal Congestion Causes and Reviews


Snoring is the sound you make when your breathing is blocked while you are asleep. The sound is caused by tissues at the top of your airway that strike each other and vibrate. Snoring is common, especially among older people and people who are overweight.

When severe, snoring can cause frequent awakenings at night and daytime sleepiness. It can disrupt your bed partner's sleep. Snoring can also be a sign of a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea. You should see your health care provider if you are often tired during the day, don't feel that you sleep well, or wake up gasping.

To reduce snoring

  • Lose weight if you are overweight. It may help, but thin people can snore, too.
  • Cut down or avoid alcohol and other sedatives at bedtime
  • Don't sleep flat on your back

NIH: National Institute on Aging


Zicam Nasal Congestion Reviews

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.
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