Zicam Nausea Side Effect Reports


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

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


Dysgeusia, Nausea

This Nausea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: sneezing,oropharyngeal pain. The patient was prescribed Zicam (dosage: Spray 4x In Mouth?every 3 Hrs?by Mouth), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Dysgeusia
  • Nausea
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam.
Convulsion, Dizziness, Atrial Fibrillation, Nausea, Decreased Appetite

This Nausea Zicam side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Apr 30, 2013. A Female , 78 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Convulsion
  • Dizziness
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Nausea
  • Decreased Appetite
. Zicam dosage: 1 Rapid Melt Tab Q3h X 4 Days. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Nausea, Anosmia, Epistaxis, Headache, Insomnia

This is a Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel side effect report of a 42-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasal congestion, who was treated with Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel (dosage:2 Sprays In Each Nostril, start time: Mar 29, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Nausea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Nausea
  • Anosmia
  • Epistaxis
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel treatment in female patients suffering from nasal congestion, resulting in Nausea.
Nausea, Burning Sensation, Ageusia, Anosmia

A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs treatment (dosage: Tid X 10 Doses) on Mar 01, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Nausea
  • Burning Sensation
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prempro
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs side effects, such as Nausea.
Ageusia, Nausea, Oesophageal Pain

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Oral Mist on Sep 13, 2010. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia, nausea, oesophageal pain Additional patient health information: Female , 72 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Oral Mist dosage: 3 Doses In 2 Days. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Simvastatin
  • Mirtazapine
  • Levothyroxine
  • Omeprazole
  • Glucosamine W/chondroitin
  • Niacin
  • Potassium Chloride
  • L Lysine
Anosmia, Nasal Discomfort, Nausea

This report suggests a potential Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Nausea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 32-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel (dosage: One Dose) starting Sep 15, 2010. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anosmia
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Nausea
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nausea, may still occur.
Ageusia, Nausea, Vomiting

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jun 22, 2009 by a Female taking Zicam Allergy Relief Nasal Gel (dosage: Sporadic) . Location: UNITED STATES , 49 years of age, weighting 176.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: ageusia, nausea, vomiting. Additional medications/treatments:
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nausea

This Nausea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Mar 07, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Cold Remedy Chewables (dosage: Qid X 2 Days). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Afrin
  • Clariitin D
  • Levoxyl
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Atenolol
  • Simvastatin
  • Lisinopril
When commencing Zicam Cold Remedy Chewables, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Nausea
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nausea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nausea, Vomiting

This is a Zicam Cold Remedy Extreme Congestion Nasal Gel side effect report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Extreme Congestion Nasal Gel (dosage: Bid X 2 Days,qd X 2 Days) starting May 02, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sudafed 12 Hour
  • Lipitor
  • Synthroid
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
This opens a possibility that Zicam Cold Remedy Extreme Congestion Nasal Gel could cause Nausea and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Anosmia, Asthenia, Nasal Discomfort, Nausea

This Nausea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 08, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 58 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia, asthenia, nasal discomfort, nausea. Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel dosage: 1 Day.
Associated medications used:
  • Levoxyl
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel.
Ageusia, Nausea

This Nausea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts With Vitamin C (dosage: Every 3 Hours - Ongoing), which was started on Mar 31, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Simvastatin
  • Nexium
  • Femara
  • Centrum Silver
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Oscal
When starting to take Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts With Vitamin C the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Ageusia
  • Nausea
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts With Vitamin C.
Abdominal Pain, Ageusia, Anosmia, Dysgeusia, Headache, Malaise, Nausea, Parosmia

This Nausea Zicam Allergy Relief Gel Swabs side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Jan 20, 2010. A Female , 54 years of age, weighting 138.5 lb, was treated with Zicam Allergy Relief Gel Swabs. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Dysgeusia
  • Headache
  • Malaise
  • Nausea
  • Parosmia
. Zicam Allergy Relief Gel Swabs dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nausea

This is a Zicam Swabs side effect report of a 21-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Zicam Swabs (dosage:Recommended Dosage Recommended Nasal, start time: Jan 01, 2007), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Nausea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Nausea
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam Swabs treatment in female patients suffering from nasopharyngitis, resulting in Nausea.
Ageusia, Nausea

A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasopharyngitis started Zicam Oral Mist Zicam Llc treatment (dosage: 4 Sprays Every 3 Hours Po) on Jun 04, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam Oral Mist Zicam Llc treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Nausea
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Oral Mist Zicam Llc side effects, such as Nausea.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nausea, Parosmia

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel None Matrixx Iniatives, Inc. on Dec 26, 2007. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, nausea, parosmia Additional patient health information: Female , 52 years of age, weighting 215.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel None Matrixx Iniatives, Inc. dosage: Spray In Nostril Don''t Know Inhal One Time Only Nov. 2006. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nasal Discomfort, Nausea, Parosmia

This report suggests a potential Zicam Nasal Gel Nausea 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 Nasal Gel (dosage: One Squirt Every 4 Hours Nasal) starting Nov 15, 2005. Soon after starting Zicam Nasal Gel the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Parosmia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Nasal Gel demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nausea, may still occur.
Burning Sensation, Diarrhoea, Disturbance In Attention, Headache, Lethargy, Migraine, Nausea, Somnolence, Vomiting

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jul 18, 2005 by a Female taking Zicam (zn) (dosage: 1 Squire Per Nasal) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 31 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: burning sensation, diarrhoea, disturbance in attention, headache, lethargy, migraine, nausea, somnolence, vomiting. Additional medications/treatments:
Abasia, Feeling Abnormal, Headache, Lacrimation Increased, Nasal Discomfort, Nausea, Rhinorrhoea

This Nausea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from . A 32-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Zicam Cold Remedy (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Cold Remedy, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Abasia
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Headache
  • Lacrimation Increased
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Rhinorrhoea
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nausea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

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Zicam Nausea Causes and Reviews


Nausea is an uneasy or unsettled feeling in the stomach together with an urge to vomit. Nausea and vomiting, or throwing up, are not diseases. They can be symptoms of many different conditions. These include morning sickness during pregnancy, infections, migraine headaches, motion sickness, food poisoning, cancer chemotherapy or other medicines.

For vomiting in children and adults, avoid solid foods until vomiting has stopped for at least six hours. Then work back to a normal diet. Drink small amounts of clear liquids to avoid dehydration.

Nausea and vomiting are common. Usually, they are not serious. You should see a doctor immediately if you suspect poisoning or if you have

  • Vomited for longer than 24 hours
  • Blood in the vomit
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Headache and stiff neck
  • Signs of dehydration, such as dry mouth, infrequent urination or dark urine

Zicam Nausea 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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