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Zicam Sinusitis Side Effects

Zicam Sinusitis Side Effect Reports


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

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



Anosmia, Sinusitis, Ear Infection

This Sinusitis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Zicam Intense Sinus Relief Nasal Gel (dosage: 1 Spray Each Nostril Twice Daily), which was started on Jan 02, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam Intense Sinus Relief Nasal Gel the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Anosmia
  • Sinusitis
  • Ear Infection
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Intense Sinus Relief Nasal Gel.
Sinusitis, Anosmia

This Sinusitis Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 15, 2011. A Female , 59 years of age, weighting 225.0 lb, was treated with Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Sinusitis
  • Anosmia
. Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief dosage: Bid X 32 Days. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Singulair
  • Tekkurna
  • Vytorin
  • Insulin
  • Albuterol
  • Omeprazole
  • Flovent
  • Advair Diskus 100/50
Anosmia, Sinusitis

This is a Zicam Intense Sinus Relief side effect report of a 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Zicam Intense Sinus Relief (dosage:Bid X 3 Days, start time: Feb 08, 2011), combined with:
  • Zithromax
, and developed a serious reaction and a Sinusitis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anosmia
  • Sinusitis
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam Intense Sinus Relief treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Sinusitis.

Anosmia, Headache, Infection, Product Quality Issue, Sinusitis, Toothache

A 56-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasopharyngitis started Zicam Zicam Nasal Gel treatment (dosage: One Squirt Per Nostril As Needed Nasal) on Jan 07, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam Zicam Nasal Gel treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Anosmia
  • Headache
  • Infection
  • Product Quality Issue
  • Sinusitis
  • Toothache
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Zicam Nasal Gel side effects, such as Sinusitis.
Anosmia, Sinusitis

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Nasal Gel Zicam Llc-matrixx Initiaves, Inc on Jul 31, 2009. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: anosmia, sinusitis Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 120.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam Nasal Gel Zicam Llc-matrixx Initiaves, Inc dosage: 2-3 Times. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Ageusia, Anosmia, No Therapeutic Response, Rhinalgia, Sinusitis

This report suggests a potential Zicam Swabs Matrixx Initiatives Sinusitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Zicam Swabs Matrixx Initiatives (dosage: 2 Times 1 Swab Morning And Evening Nose) starting Oct 01, 2006. Soon after starting Zicam Swabs Matrixx Initiatives the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • No Therapeutic Response
  • Rhinalgia
  • Sinusitis
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Zicam Nasal Spray (1 Spray Each Nostril During Day Nose)
Although Zicam Swabs Matrixx Initiatives demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sinusitis, may still occur.
Burning Sensation, Dysgeusia, Pain, Parosmia, Sinusitis

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jul 07, 2009 by a Female taking Zicam Nasal Spray (dosage: Twice Daily Or As Needed Twice Daily Nasal) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 51 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: burning sensation, dysgeusia, pain, parosmia, sinusitis. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Geodone
Ageusia, Anosmia, Sinusitis

This Sinusitis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 44-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): nasopharyngitis.On Nov 01, 2006 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Nasal Gel Homeopathic Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. (dosage: Nasal Spray 2-3/day Nasal). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Nasal Gel Homeopathic Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Sinusitis
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Sinusitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Oropharyngeal Pain, Sinusitis

This is a Zicam Nasal Spray Gel side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis and was treated with Zicam Nasal Spray Gel (dosage: As Directed 2-3 Times-per Day Nasal) starting Apr 02, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Oropharyngeal Pain
  • Sinusitis
This opens a possibility that Zicam Nasal Spray Gel could cause Sinusitis and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Anosmia, Condition Aggravated, Dyspnoea, Sinusitis

This Sinusitis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 22, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 142.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Nasal Swabs. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: anosmia, condition aggravated, dyspnoea, sinusitis. Zicam Nasal Swabs dosage: 1 Swab Each Nostril. 2 X Daily- Nasal. These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Nasal Swabs.
Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Sinusitis

This Sinusitis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis. The patient was prescribed Zicamcold Remedy Gel Swabs Homeopathic Zicam (dosage: Single Swab Once Nasal), which was started on Jan 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Estradiol Valerate
  • Vitamin D
  • Equate Nasal Saline
  • Equate Daytime Cold
  • Nyquil
When starting to take Zicamcold Remedy Gel Swabs Homeopathic Zicam the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Anosmia
  • Burning Sensation
  • Sinusitis
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicamcold Remedy Gel Swabs Homeopathic Zicam.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Sinusitis, Treatment Failure

This Sinusitis Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Matrixx Initi side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 18, 2009. A Female , weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Matrixx Initi. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Sinusitis
  • Treatment Failure
. Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief No Drip Liquid Nasal Gel Matrixx Initi dosage: 1-3 Squirts Into Nostrils 2 Times Daily Nasal. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Ageusia, Amnesia, Anorexia, Anosmia, Dysgeusia, Mental Disorder, Parosmia, Rhinalgia, Sinusitis

This is a Zicam Cold Spray Don't Remember Zicam side effect report of a 47-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Zicam Cold Spray Don't Remember Zicam (dosage:As Instructed, start time: Jan 01, 2000), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Sinusitis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Ageusia
  • Amnesia
  • Anorexia
  • Anosmia
  • Dysgeusia
  • Mental Disorder
  • Parosmia
  • Rhinalgia
  • Sinusitis
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam Cold Spray Don't Remember Zicam treatment in patients suffering from nasopharyngitis, resulting in Sinusitis.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Sinusitis

A 65-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasopharyngitis started Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs 20 Medicated Swabs Matrixx treatment (dosage: One Swab Every Four Hours Nasal) on Dec 15, 2008. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs 20 Medicated Swabs Matrixx treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Sinusitis
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs 20 Medicated Swabs Matrixx side effects, such as Sinusitis.
Anosmia, Anxiety, Nasal Discomfort, Parosmia, Sinusitis

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Homeopathic Matrixx Initiatives on Mar 12, 2008. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: anosmia, anxiety, nasal discomfort, parosmia, sinusitis Additional patient health information: Female , 52 years of age, weighting 214.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam Homeopathic Matrixx Initiatives dosage: Small Amount Of Gel Used No Stated Limits Nasal As Needed For Colds. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Ill-defined Disorder, Lacrimation Increased, Pain, Sinusitis

This report suggests a potential Zicam Gel Sinusitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): nasopharyngitis and used Zicam Gel (dosage: NA) starting Oct 02, 2007. Soon after starting Zicam Gel the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Burning Sensation
  • Ill-defined Disorder
  • Lacrimation Increased
  • Pain
  • Sinusitis
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Gel demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sinusitis, may still occur.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Sinusitis

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 08, 2007 by a male taking Zicam (dosage: One Swab Every 4 Hours Endosinusia) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 210.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, sinusitis. Additional medications/treatments:
Ageusia, Anosmia, Sinusitis

This Sinusitis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): nasopharyngitis.On Mar 25, 2005 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Matrxx (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Matrxx, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Sinusitis
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Sinusitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Application Site Irritation, Sinusitis, Sneezing

This is a Zicam Nasal Gel 2 X Spray side effect report of a 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from . The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis and was treated with Zicam Nasal Gel 2 X Spray (dosage: 1 Each Spray Nasal) starting May 05, 2005. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Application Site Irritation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sneezing
This opens a possibility that Zicam Nasal Gel 2 X Spray could cause Sinusitis and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Dysgeusia, Parosmia, Sinusitis, Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

This Sinusitis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from on Mar 30, 2005. A female patient from , 45 years of age, weighting 148.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: dysgeusia, parosmia, sinusitis, viral upper respiratory tract infection. Zicam Cold Remedy Matrixx Initiatives, Inc dosage: One Spray Every 4 Hours Nasal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Nasonex (One Spray Daily Nasal)
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Cold Remedy Matrixx Initiatives, Inc.

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Zicam Sinusitis Causes and Reviews


Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed. The cause can be an infection or another problem. Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain.

There are several types of Sinusitis, including

  • Acute, which lasts up to 4 weeks
  • Subacute, which lasts 4 to 12 weeks
  • Chronic, which lasts more than 12 weeks and can continue for months or even years
  • Recurrent, with several attacks within a year

Acute Sinusitis often starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection. Allergies, nasal problems, and certain diseases can also cause acute and chronic Sinusitis.

Symptoms of Sinusitis can include fever, weakness, fatigue, cough, and congestion. There may also be mucus drainage in the back of the throat, called postnasal drip. Your health care professional diagnoses Sinusitis based on your symptoms and an examination of your nose and face. You may also need imaging tests. Treatments include antibiotics, decongestants, and pain relievers. Using heat pads on the inflamed area, saline nasal sprays, and vaporizers can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Zicam Sinusitis 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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