Zicam Nasal Dryness Side Effect Reports


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

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

This Nasal Dryness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs (dosage: 4 Yrs Ago - 2 Yrs Ago), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Synthroid
When starting to take Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Nasal Dryness
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nasal Dryness, Weight Decreased

This Nasal Dryness Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Aug 26, 2009. A Female , 62 years of age, weighting 245.0 lb, was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Nasal Dryness
  • Weight Decreased
. Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs dosage: Bid, 6-7 Doses; End Of May - Early June. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Epistaxis, Nasal Dryness

This is a Zicam Nasal Swabs One Swab For Two Nostrils Matrixx Initiatives side effect report of a 34-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Zicam Nasal Swabs One Swab For Two Nostrils Matrixx Initiatives (dosage:One Swab Application Every Four Hours Nasal, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Nasal Dryness side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Epistaxis
  • Nasal Dryness
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam Nasal Swabs One Swab For Two Nostrils Matrixx Initiatives treatment in patients suffering from nasopharyngitis, resulting in Nasal Dryness.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Hypogeusia, Hyposmia, Nasal Dryness, Sinus Congestion

A 49-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: eye pruritus,sneezing started Zicam Seasonal Allergy Reliefgel treatment (dosage: Label Recommendations Same Nasal) on Apr 15, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam Seasonal Allergy Reliefgel treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Hypogeusia
  • Hyposmia
  • Nasal Dryness
  • Sinus Congestion
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Seasonal Allergy Reliefgel side effects, such as Nasal Dryness.
Condition Aggravated, Injury, Nasal Congestion, Nasal Discomfort, Nasal Disorder, Nasal Dryness, Throat Irritation

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Nasal Spray Gel 0.50 Fl.oz/15ml on Jul 20, 2009. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: condition aggravated, injury, nasal congestion, nasal discomfort, nasal disorder, nasal dryness, throat irritation Additional patient health information: male , weighting 220.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Zicam Nasal Spray Gel 0.50 Fl.oz/15ml dosage: 2 Sprays Each Nostril 2 Times A Day Nasal. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Dry Mouth, Nasal Dryness

This report suggests a potential Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs Adult Strength Zicam Llc / Matrixx Nasal Dryness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): nasopharyngitis and used Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs Adult Strength Zicam Llc / Matrixx (dosage: One Swab Daily Nasal) starting Feb 11, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs Adult Strength Zicam Llc / Matrixx the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Dry Mouth
  • Nasal Dryness
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs Adult Strength Zicam Llc / Matrixx demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nasal Dryness, may still occur.
Hyposmia, Nasal Dryness

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jun 19, 2009 by a Female taking Zicam Cold Remedy Nasel Gel Homeopathic (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 45 years of age, weighting 187.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: hyposmia, nasal dryness. Additional medications/treatments:
Hyposmia, Nasal Discomfort, Nasal Dryness, Sinus Disorder

This Nasal Dryness problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): sinus congestion.On Dec 12, 2008 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Nasal Gel (dosage: 1 Spray Daily Nasal, 1 Day, One Dose). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Nasal Gel, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Hyposmia
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Nasal Dryness
  • Sinus Disorder
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nasal Dryness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Hyposmia, Nasal Discomfort, Nasal Dryness

This is a Zicam Nose Inhaler side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: influenza,nasopharyngitis and was treated with Zicam Nose Inhaler (dosage: 1 Spray In Each Nostril 2 X Per Day Unk) starting Mar 01, 1989. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Hyposmia
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Nasal Dryness
This opens a possibility that Zicam Nose Inhaler could cause Nasal Dryness and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nasal Congestion, Nasal Discomfort, Nasal Dryness, Sinus Disorder, Swelling

This Nasal Dryness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 06, 2007. A patient from UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, weighting 295.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Nasal Spray. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, nasal congestion, nasal discomfort, nasal dryness, sinus disorder, swelling. Zicam Nasal Spray dosage: 1 Spray Each Nostril X1 Dose Nasally.
Associated medications used:
  • Singulair
  • Albuterol
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Nasal Spray.
Anosmia, Nasal Disorder, Nasal Dryness, Rhinalgia, Swelling

This Nasal Dryness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 34-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: sinus congestion,pharyngolaryngeal pain. The patient was prescribed Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs Zinconium Gluconicum 2x Zicam Llc (dosage: 2 Swabs Per Da Every 12 Hours Nasal), which was started on Feb 08, 2007. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cold-eeze Lozenges Strawberry Cream Lozenges Cold Eeze (The Entire Bag 2 Day Period Po)
When starting to take Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs Zinconium Gluconicum 2x Zicam Llc the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Anosmia
  • Nasal Disorder
  • Nasal Dryness
  • Rhinalgia
  • Swelling
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs Zinconium Gluconicum 2x Zicam Llc.

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Zicam Nasal Dryness Causes and Reviews


Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease. This means that your immune system attacks parts of your own body by mistake. In Sjogren's syndrome, it attacks the glands that make tears and saliva. This causes a dry mouth and dry eyes. You may have dryness in other places that need moisture, such as your nose, throat, and skin. Sjogren's can also affect other parts of the body, including your joints, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels, digestive organs, and nerves.

Most people with Sjogren's syndrome are women. It usually starts after age 40. It is sometimes linked to other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

To make a diagnosis, doctors may use a medical history, physical exam, certain eye and mouth tests, blood tests, and biopsies.

Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms. It can differ for each person; it depends on what parts of the body are affected. It may include artificial tears for dye eyes and sucking on sugar-free candy or drinking water often for a dry mouth. Medicines may help with severe symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


Zicam Nasal Dryness 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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