Zicam Throat Irritation Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Throat Irritation, 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, Throat Irritation

This Throat Irritation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 75-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: throat irritation. The patient was prescribed Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts (dosage: 1-2 Daily Orally), which was started on Jan 02, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Gabapentin
  • Vicodin
  • Amelioride
  • Lorazapam
  • Salt Tablets
When starting to take Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Ageusia
  • Throat Irritation
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy Rapidmelts.
Chest Pain, Nasal Discomfort, Pain In Extremity, Throat Irritation

This Throat Irritation Zicam Intense Sinus Relief side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 08, 2012. A Female , 27 years of age, weighting 231.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam Intense Sinus Relief. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Chest Pain
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Throat Irritation
. Zicam Intense Sinus Relief dosage: 1 Dose. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Ageusia, Polydipsia, Hypoaesthesia Oral, Throat Irritation

This is a Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist side effect report of a 38-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist (dosage:Every 3 Hours, 2 Days, start time: Feb 04, 2011), combined with:
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Sudafed (as Needed)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Throat Irritation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Ageusia
  • Polydipsia
  • Hypoaesthesia Oral
  • Throat Irritation
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Throat Irritation.
Oral Discomfort, Throat Irritation, Thermal Burn

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasopharyngitis started Zicam Cold Remedy Mint Flavor Oral Mist Matrix Initiatives, Inc. Dba Z treatment (dosage: Two Sprays Once Oral Mist) on Jan 26, 2011. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy Mint Flavor Oral Mist Matrix Initiatives, Inc. Dba Z treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Oral Discomfort
  • Throat Irritation
  • Thermal Burn
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Robitussin Dm
  • Cymbalta
  • Celebrex
  • Periactin
  • Lisinopril And Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Vicodin
  • Plaquenil
  • Crestor
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Cold Remedy Mint Flavor Oral Mist Matrix Initiatives, Inc. Dba Z side effects, such as Throat Irritation.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Throat Irritation

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs on Jul 06, 2009. Patient felt the following Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, throat irritation Additional patient health information: Female , 36 years of age, weighting 270.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs dosage: Bid, 1 Month. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fluoxetine
  • Effexor Xr
  • Prevacid
  • Allegra
  • Ziac
  • Seroquel
  • Multi-vitamin
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nasal Discomfort, Oropharyngeal Pain, Rhinalgia, Throat Irritation

This report suggests a potential Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel Throat Irritation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 57-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel (dosage: 1 Dose) starting Jul 11, 2008. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Oropharyngeal Pain
  • Rhinalgia
  • Throat Irritation
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Lisinopril
  • Nexium
Although Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Throat Irritation, may still occur.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nasal Discomfort, Throat Irritation

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 18, 2010 by a male taking Zicam Extreme Congestion Nasal Gel (dosage: 1 Dose/day-2doses/2days) . Location: UNITED STATES , 63 years of age, weighting 208.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, nasal discomfort, throat irritation. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Ester C
  • Vitamins B-12 And E
  • Aspirin
  • Saw Pametto
Condition Aggravated, Injury, Nasal Congestion, Nasal Discomfort, Nasal Disorder, Nasal Dryness, Throat Irritation

This Throat Irritation 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): NA.On Jan 01, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Zicam Nasal Spray Gel 0.50 Fl.oz/15ml (dosage: 2 Sprays Each Nostril 2 Times A Day Nasal). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Zicam Nasal Spray Gel 0.50 Fl.oz/15ml, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Injury
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Nasal Disorder
  • Nasal Dryness
  • Throat Irritation
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Throat Irritation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Burning Sensation, Eye Irritation, Impaired Work Ability, Product Quality Issue, Throat Irritation

This is a Zicam side effect report of a 33-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: sinus congestion and was treated with Zicam (dosage: 1 Spray Each Nostril 4 Times Daily Nasal) starting Jun 15, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Burning Sensation
  • Eye Irritation
  • Impaired Work Ability
  • Product Quality Issue
  • Throat Irritation
This opens a possibility that Zicam could cause Throat Irritation and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Cough, Nasal Inflammation, Scar, Throat Irritation

This Throat Irritation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 26, 2009. A patient from UNITED STATES , 63 years of age, weighting 290.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Zicam side effects: cough, nasal inflammation, scar, throat irritation. Zicam dosage: Spray Of Gel 1 Every 24 Hrs Nasal. These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam.
Anosmia, Nasal Discomfort, Throat Irritation

This Throat Irritation side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 36-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis. The patient was prescribed Zicam (dosage: 1 Spray Ea. Nostril Once Nasally), which was started on Jan 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Zicam the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Anosmia
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Throat Irritation
These side effects may potentially be related to Zicam.
Anosmia, Cough, Nasal Congestion, Nasopharyngitis, Throat Irritation

This Throat Irritation Zicam side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 23, 2009. A Female , weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Zicam. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Anosmia
  • Cough
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Throat Irritation
. Zicam dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Lacrimation Increased, Nasal Discomfort, Throat Irritation

This is a Zicam Nasal Gel side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasal congestion,nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Zicam Nasal Gel (dosage:1 1 Nasal, start time: Jun 05, 2009), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Throat Irritation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • Lacrimation Increased
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Throat Irritation
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Zicam Nasal Gel treatment in female patients suffering from nasal congestion,nasopharyngitis, resulting in Throat Irritation.
Oropharyngeal Pain, Product Quality Issue, Thermal Burn, Throat Irritation

A 29-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nasopharyngitis started Zicam Cold Remedy Homeopathic Oral Mist Mint Loz Oral Mist Mint Loz treatment (dosage: Every Few Hours Several Times A Da Po) on Jan 01, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam Cold Remedy Homeopathic Oral Mist Mint Loz Oral Mist Mint Loz treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Oropharyngeal Pain
  • Product Quality Issue
  • Thermal Burn
  • Throat Irritation
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Zicam Cold Remedy Homeopathic Oral Mist Mint Loz Oral Mist Mint Loz side effects, such as Throat Irritation.
Ageusia, Anosmia, Nasal Discomfort, Oropharyngeal Pain, Throat Irritation

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief Matrixx on Mar 12, 2009. After Zicam was administered, patient encountered several Zicam side effects: ageusia, anosmia, nasal discomfort, oropharyngeal pain, throat irritation Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 230.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief Matrixx dosage: 2-3 Pumps 12 Hours Nasal. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Nasal Congestion, Nasal Discomfort, Parosmia, Throat Irritation

This report suggests a potential Zicam Nasal Spray Matrixx Throat Irritation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): nasal congestion,nasopharyngitis,sinusitis and used Zicam Nasal Spray Matrixx (dosage: 1 Time) starting Feb 15, 2009. Soon after starting Zicam Nasal Spray Matrixx the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Discomfort
  • Parosmia
  • Throat Irritation
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Zicam Nasal Spray Matrixx demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Throat Irritation, may still occur.

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Zicam Throat Irritation 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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