Zicam Sneezing Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Sneezing, 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, Dyspnoea, Sneezing

This Sneezing side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 76-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs (dosage: Sporadic, 6-8 Weeks), which was started on Jan 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Crestor
  • Zetia
  • Toprol-xl
  • Fish-oil
  • Calcium With Vitamin D
When starting to take Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Anosmia
  • Dyspnoea
  • Sneezing
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs.
Nasal Discomfort, Sneezing

This Sneezing Zicam Cold Remedy Zicam side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Jan 14, 2010. A male , 57 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Zicam. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Sneezing
. Zicam Cold Remedy Zicam dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Anosmia, Cough, Hyposmia, Sneezing

This is a Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Spray side effect report of a 36-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypersensitivity, who was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Spray (dosage:Zicam Nasal Spray As Directed Nose, 2x/year, start time: Jan 05, 2004), combined with:
  • Zicam Cold Remedy ^rapid Melts^ And ^cold + Flu Nighttime^ (As Directed Mouth, 2x Year - 2008)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Sneezing side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Anosmia
  • Cough
  • Hyposmia
  • Sneezing
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Spray treatment in patients suffering from hypersensitivity, resulting in Sneezing.
Anosmia, Dysgeusia, Nasal Discomfort, Sneezing

A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: prophylaxis started Zicam treatment (dosage: Sniffed In Both Nostrils 2x, Once Each Day Inhal) on Mar 03, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Anosmia
  • Dysgeusia
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Sneezing
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam side effects, such as Sneezing.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nasal Discomfort, Sneezing

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam No-drip Liquid Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconicum 2x Zicam Llc -sub. Of on Jun 17, 2009. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, nasal discomfort, sneezing Additional patient health information: Female , 53 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam No-drip Liquid Nasal Gel Zincum Gluconicum 2x Zicam Llc -sub. Of dosage: 1 Pump Nasal. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Dysgeusia, Nasal Discomfort, Nasopharyngitis, Parosmia, Rhinalgia, Rhinorrhoea, Sneezing

This report suggests a potential Zicam Gel Matrixx Sneezing side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 50-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): nasopharyngitis and used Zicam Gel Matrixx (dosage: 1 Squirt Per Nostril 4 Hrs Apart Nasal) starting Jan 11, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam Gel Matrixx the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Dysgeusia
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Parosmia
  • Rhinalgia
  • Rhinorrhoea
  • Sneezing
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Gel Matrixx demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sneezing, may still occur.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Eye Irritation, Lacrimation Increased, Sneezing

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 17, 2008 by a Female taking Zicam Nasal Gel Homeopathic Remedy Matrixx (dosage: 1x Nasal) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 54 years of age, weighting 154.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, eye irritation, lacrimation increased, sneezing. Additional medications/treatments:
Ageusia, Anosmia, Incorrect Dose Administered, Paraesthesia, Rhinalgia, Sneezing

This Sneezing problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): headache,nasopharyngitis.On Feb 28, 2008 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Matrixx Corp. (dosage: 3 Spray/2spray One Time Nasal). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Matrixx Corp., the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Paraesthesia
  • Rhinalgia
  • Sneezing
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Sneezing, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Sneezing

This is a Zicam Nasal Gel Mattrixx Initiatives, Inc side effect report of a 48-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis and was treated with Zicam Nasal Gel Mattrixx Initiatives, Inc (dosage: NA) starting Jun 01, 2005. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Burning Sensation
  • Sneezing
This opens a possibility that Zicam Nasal Gel Mattrixx Initiatives, Inc could cause Sneezing and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Application Site Irritation, Sinusitis, Sneezing

This Sneezing side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from on Jun 29, 2005. A female patient from , 38 years of age, weighting 106.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Nasal Gel 2 X Spray. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: application site irritation, sinusitis, sneezing. Zicam Nasal Gel 2 X Spray dosage: 1 Each Spray Nasal. These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Nasal Gel 2 X Spray.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Depression, Emotional Distress, Head Injury, Pain, Sneezing

This Sneezing side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from . A 34-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: influenza,nasopharyngitis. The patient was prescribed Zicam Matrixx (dosage: 2 Pumps Once Nasal), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam Matrixx the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Burning Sensation
  • Depression
  • Emotional Distress
  • Head Injury
  • Pain
  • Sneezing
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Matrixx.

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Zicam Sneezing Causes and Reviews


An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that often cause reactions are

  • Pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Mold spores
  • Pet dander
  • Food
  • Insect stings
  • Medicines

Normally, your immune system fights germs. It is your body's defense system. In most allergic reactions, however, it is responding to a false alarm. Genes and the environment probably both play a role.

Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, Sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling, or asthma. Allergies can range from minor to severe. Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction that can be life-threatening. Doctors use skin and blood tests to diagnose allergies. Treatments include medicines, allergy shots, and avoiding the substances that cause the reactions.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Zicam Sneezing 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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