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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?

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 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?

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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Can I take Zicam on methergine (methylergonovine)?

Can I take Zicam on methergine (methylergonovine)?

Discuss : with prescribing provider. Drug interaction checker shows potential for moderate interaction with methylergonovine & oxymetazoline nasall. There is potential for drops in blood pressure. ...Read more

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What's the proper way to use the spray form of zicam?

What's the proper way to use the spray form of zicam?

DIrections: Really should follow the directions that come with the medication. http://www.zicam.com/. ...Read more

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How are you supposed to use Zicam cold remedy gel swabs?

How are you supposed to use Zicam cold remedy gel swabs?

Don't use at all!: The fda has reported cases of anosmia (loss of sense of smell) with the use of zicam. So i would recommend not using them at all. ...Read more

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Can i take Zicam while taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 10? I can't find info anywhere.

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Can i take Zicam while taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 10? I can't find info anywhere.

Zicam spray: No adverse interactions are reported with Lexapro (escitalopram). Let your doctor know of all & any medications you are taking. ...Read more

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How long can I safely use Zicam allergy relief for?

How long can I safely use Zicam allergy relief for?

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 more

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How long can I use Zicam allergy relief? What's in Zicam anyway?

How long can I use Zicam allergy relief?  What's in Zicam anyway?

Not Much: Zicam allergy relief nasal spray contains several unproven homeopathic substances which supposedly get stronger the more they are diluted. You're just rinsing out your nose with really expensive water. ...Read more

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How much Zicam daytime multi-symptom cold and flu do adults usually take?

How much Zicam daytime multi-symptom cold and flu do adults usually take?

2 tbsp every 4 hours: The directions indicate 2 tablespoons every 4 hours, but do not exceed 12 tablespoons in a 24 hour period. This product contains acetaminophen, so i would recommend you do not take more than 8 tablespoons in a 24 hour period. ...Read more

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