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Which Is More Effective Zicam Or Airbourne
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No it does not: Its never been show to be effective in a cold in clinical trials. ...Read more
Failed Smell Test: Zicam (zinc gluconate; matrixx initiatives, inc) was originally introduced as a homeopathic remedy for the common cold. In 2009, the fda ordered zicam's manufacturer, matrixx initiatives of scottsdale, ariz., to stop selling all topical products because it damages users' sense of smell. (lim et a. Zicam-induced damage to mouse and human nasal tissue, plos one. 2009 oct 30;4(10):e7647.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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
No: No intereactions between these three drugs.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cough medication: Ususally nothing. How big is your "dose" and how old are you? ...Read more
Not studied: Zicam is a homeopathic nasal treatment that has not been studied in a controlled fashion. Most allergists don't typically recommend it for this reason, however, if you are using it and don't seem to have any side effects from it (and you feel like you are getting relief) it is probably ok to continue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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