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What side effects are commonly associated with cold-eeze?

What side effects are commonly associated with cold-eeze?

Cold Eeze: Cold eeze is a zinc supplement which has the following potential rare side effects at high doses: sore throat, ulcers or sores in mouth or throat, indigestion, heartburn, nausea, chills, fever or marked fatigue. Some people allege it’s use caused anosmia (inability to smell.). ...Read more

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Can i take cold eeze nighttime while pregnant?

Can i take cold eeze nighttime while pregnant?

Meds with pregnancy: You should get an okay for any medication you wish to take while pregnant in order to protect the baby. ...Read more

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Can taking Cold Eeze every few hours starting after you've been around someone who has a cold prevent you from getting sick?

Can taking Cold  Eeze every few hours starting after you've been around someone who has a cold prevent you from getting sick?

Not really: Taking Cold-Eeze or other zinc lozenges won't prevent a person from getting sick from cold viruses. There's a lot of advertising for such over-the-counter products, with promising claims, but they don't really work. After being exposed to another person with a cold, one could get sick (if unlucky) or not get sick (if lucky)... regardless of whether one is taking zinc lozenges or not. ...Read more

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Can I just take inexpensive zinc tablets to ward off a cold instead of the more expensive Zicam or cold-eeze?

Can I just take inexpensive zinc tablets to ward off a cold instead of the more expensive Zicam or cold-eeze?

Yes: None of them have actually been shown to ward off colds. Getting lots of rest and fluids is more likely to help than any over-the-counter remedies. ...Read more

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Is cold eeze tablets safe to take while 16 weeks pregnant?

Is cold eeze tablets safe to take while 16 weeks pregnant?

Yes : There is no strong evidence that taking this supplement at the recommended dosage is harmful in pregnancy. It contains zinc gluconate, which are naturally occurring substances. ...Read more

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Can i take cold eeze tabs for throat. Delsym (dextromethorphan) for cough and sudafed pe for stuffy head. All together?

Can i take cold eeze tabs for throat. Delsym (dextromethorphan) for cough and sudafed pe for stuffy head.  All together?

If not double-dosing: A person can usually briefly take different over-the-counter "cold" medications, as long as she reads the labels and does not accidentally double-dose on an ingredient. Watch for acetominophen (tylenol) and Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) in the multi-ingredient medications. A person with a sore throat should check with her doctor to see if she has a strep throat infection, or other "treatable" illness. ...Read more

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How to avoid cold ?

How to avoid cold ?

Avoid people who are: Ill. Wash hands often with warm water and soap. Wash hands before touching eyes, nose or mouth. ...Read more

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