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Doctor insights on: Which Is More Effective Zicam Or Airbourne

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How effective are Zicam and airborne?

How effective are Zicam and airborne?

OTC medications: Over-the-counter medications appear to be helpful for some individuals. Unfortunately, some otc medications have never been proven to be effective in controlled studies. Beware of medications that do not site published studies, but rely only on testamonials. Even in controlled drug studies, it is not uncommon for up to 40% of those in the placebo group (untreated) to experience symptom relief. ...Read more

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How does Zicam work?

How does Zicam work?

Zicam: Zicam is a series of products marketed for cold and allergy relief whose original formulations included the element zinc. It is marketed as an "unapproved homeopathic" product. It supposedly acts through a receptor known as icam-1. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't I eat after taking Zicam pills?

Zicam: Visit www.Zicam.Com for questions concerning this medication. Most doctors know very little about otc medications and reliable clinical studies are often lacking to support a physician's recommendation for use. ...Read more

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How many days does Zicam stay in your body for?

How many days does Zicam stay in your body for?

Zicam: Clinical studies are not avaiable to answer your question. Consumer support can be reached at www.Zicam.Com. ...Read more

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What are zicam's active ingredients?

What are zicam's active ingredients?

Zinc: The only biologically active ingredients present in zicam cold remedy are slightly diluted zinc acetate (2x = 1/100 dilution) and zinc gluconate (1x = 1/10 dilution). ...Read more

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Will Zicam work for common colds, will it cut the cold down in half.?

Will Zicam work for common colds, will it cut the cold down in half.?

Zinc it up: Yes, if you take zinc tablets/lozenges within the 1st day of cold symptoms, you can cut down how bad and how long you have a cold. Most common side effects: not everyone likes the taste and some folks may feel sick in their stomach. Don't use the zinc nose spray. That can cause permanent loss of smell. Feel better. ::passes you the chicken soup & kleenex::. ...Read more

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I took Zicam Rapidmelts for 3 days o shorten a cold as directed and am now experiencing loss of smell/taste. Is this permanent? I've heard that it is.

I took Zicam Rapidmelts for 3 days o shorten a cold as directed and am now experiencing loss of smell/taste. Is this permanent? I've heard that it is.

Its an uncommon: but disturbing side effect of Zinc and it is even more uncommon for it to be permanent...HOWEVER do NOT use it again! Time will "tell" be patient! Hope this helps Z ...Read more

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Can you take Zicam while an warfarin?

Can you take Zicam  while an warfarin?

Yes: I checked it, and I do not see any interactions reported between zicam and warfarin. But I am wondering what you are taking warfarin for? As you know there are many drugs that interact with warfarin, so that you are doing right thing by asking the question before you trake any new medicine. My recommendation in the future would be to ask the question to the doctor who prescribed the medicine. ...Read more

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How much zinc is present in Zicam cold remedy?

Zycam: There are two different forms of zinc that are typically included in zycam. The amount someone receives depends upon the duration and frequency of use. ...Read more

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