Zicam Product Quality Issue Side Effect Reports


The following Zicam Product Quality Issue side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Product Quality Issue, 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, Product Quality Issue

This Product Quality Issue side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 34-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis. The patient was prescribed Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts With Echina Cea (dosage: 1 Chewable Every 3 Hours Po), which was started on Dec 10, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts With Echina Cea the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Product Quality Issue
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts With Echina Cea.
Anosmia, Ageusia, Product Quality Issue

This Product Quality Issue Zicam side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 02, 2012. A male , 58 years of age, weighting 182.0 lb, was treated with Zicam. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Anosmia
  • Ageusia
  • Product Quality Issue
. Zicam dosage: One Swab 4 X Per Day Until Cold Is Gone. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Product Quality Issue, Anosmia

This is a Zicam Nasal Swabs side effect report of a 46-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Zicam Nasal Swabs (dosage:1 Swab 2 Times/day Nasal, start time: Dec 17, 2010), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Product Quality Issue side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Product Quality Issue
  • Anosmia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam Nasal Swabs treatment in female patients suffering from nasopharyngitis, resulting in Product Quality Issue.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nasopharyngitis, Treatment Noncompliance, Product Quality Issue

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasopharyngitis started Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel treatment (dosage: 1 Swab) on Jan 01, 2008. Soon after starting Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Treatment Noncompliance
  • Product Quality Issue
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel side effects, such as Product Quality Issue.
Anosmia, Product Quality Issue, Ageusia, Memory Impairment

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel on Dec 22, 2011. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: anosmia, product quality issue, ageusia, memory impairment Additional patient health information: male , 56 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Dexalent
Product Quality Issue

This report suggests a potential Zicam No-drip Liquid Nasal Gel Product Quality Issue side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 57-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): sinusitis and used Zicam No-drip Liquid Nasal Gel (dosage: Two Sprays In Each Nostril) starting Jul 13, 2011. Soon after starting Zicam No-drip Liquid Nasal Gel the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Product Quality Issue
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam No-drip Liquid Nasal Gel demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Product Quality Issue, may still occur.
Anosmia, Product Quality Issue, Ageusia

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Feb 28, 2011 by a male taking Zicam (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 76 years of age, weighting 158.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia, product quality issue, ageusia. Additional medications/treatments:
Ageusia, Anosmia, Product Quality Issue

This Product Quality Issue problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 67-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): sinusitis.On May 08, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Nasal Spray Unk (dosage: 2 Sprays Twice Daily Nasal). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Nasal Spray Unk, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Product Quality Issue
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Product Quality Issue, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Burning Sensation, Hyposmia, Product Quality Issue

This is a Zicam Na Matrix Initiatives side effect report of a 18-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis and was treated with Zicam Na Matrix Initiatives (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2003. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Burning Sensation
  • Hyposmia
  • Product Quality Issue
This opens a possibility that Zicam Na Matrix Initiatives could cause Product Quality Issue and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Dysgeusia, Hyposmia, Product Quality Issue

This Product Quality Issue side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 18, 2010. A patient from UNITED STATES , 53 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Nasal Gel. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: dysgeusia, hyposmia, product quality issue. Zicam Nasal Gel dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Nasal Gel.
Anosmia, Product Quality Issue

This Product Quality Issue side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 49-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypersensitivity. The patient was prescribed Zicam Allergy Relief Gel Swabs Not Listed Matrix Initiatives (dosage: Swab Once Every 4 Hour Nasal), which was started on Apr 24, 2007. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam Allergy Relief Gel Swabs Not Listed Matrix Initiatives the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Anosmia
  • Product Quality Issue
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Allergy Relief Gel Swabs Not Listed Matrix Initiatives.
Anosmia, Eye Irritation, Headache, Nasal Discomfort, Product Quality Issue

This Product Quality Issue Zicam Homeopathic Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconocum 2x Gel Tech side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Jan 19, 2010. A male , 57 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Homeopathic Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconocum 2x Gel Tech. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Anosmia
  • Eye Irritation
  • Headache
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Product Quality Issue
. Zicam Homeopathic Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconocum 2x Gel Tech dosage: 1 Spray In Each Nostril Every 2-4 Hours Nasal. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Application Site Pain, Parosmia, Product Quality Issue

This is a Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Unk -discarded Product- Zicam side effect report of a 28-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasal congestion,nasopharyngitis,sinus headache, who was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Unk -discarded Product- Zicam (dosage:One Spray 1-2x Daily Nasal, start time: Jan 15, 2009), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Product Quality Issue side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Application Site Pain
  • Parosmia
  • Product Quality Issue
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 Unk -discarded Product- Zicam treatment in patients suffering from nasal congestion,nasopharyngitis,sinus headache, resulting in Product Quality Issue.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Product Quality Issue

A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasopharyngitis started Zicam Extreme Congestion treatment (dosage: One Spray In Each Nostril) on Dec 30, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam Extreme Congestion treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Product Quality Issue
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Extreme Congestion side effects, such as Product Quality Issue.
Anosmia, Emotional Disorder, Fear, Product Quality Issue

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Nose Swabs (remedy For Cold) on Dec 28, 2009. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: anosmia, emotional disorder, fear, product quality issue Additional patient health information: Female , 70 years of age, weighting 135.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam Nose Swabs (remedy For Cold) dosage: (about 3-4 Days At Start Of A Cold.. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Anosmia, Product Quality Issue

This report suggests a potential Zicam Nasal Swabs Product Quality Issue 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 Swabs (dosage: NA) starting Oct 08, 2006. Soon after starting Zicam Nasal Swabs the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anosmia
  • Product Quality Issue
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Nasal Swabs demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Product Quality Issue, may still occur.
Product Quality Issue

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 26, 2009 by a Female taking Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs Zicam (dosage: 1 Gel Swab Every 4 Hours Nasal) . Location: UNITED STATES , 58 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: product quality issue. Additional medications/treatments:
Device Failure, Hyposmia, Product Quality Issue

This Product Quality Issue problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): nasopharyngitis.On Jan 01, 2005 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs Zincum Gluconicum 2x Zicam Llc, Matrixx In (dosage: 1 Tube/swab Every 4 Hours Nasal). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs Zincum Gluconicum 2x Zicam Llc, Matrixx In, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Device Failure
  • Hyposmia
  • Product Quality Issue
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Product Quality Issue, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Anosmia, Anxiety, Emotional Distress, Hyposmia, Product Quality Issue

This is a Zicam Swabs Matrixx side effect report of a 44-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: anosmia and was treated with Zicam Swabs Matrixx (dosage: One Swap 2-3 Times Per Day As Needed Nasal) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Distress
  • Hyposmia
  • Product Quality Issue
This opens a possibility that Zicam Swabs Matrixx could cause Product Quality Issue and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Product Quality Issue

This Product Quality Issue side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Sep 10, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 185.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, product quality issue. Zicam Cold Remedy dosage: 2 Swabs Usage Twice Per Week Nasal. These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Cold Remedy.
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Zicam Product Quality Issue 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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