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Zicam

Main Ingredients:   Zincum Gluconicum 2X, Zincum Aceticum 2X

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6.8  Effectiveness
3.7  Side Effects
5.1  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 2 Zicam side effects and 2 Zicam benefits.

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Effectiveness of Zicam by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Zicam, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 95.7% 4.3% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 4.3% 91.3% 4.3% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 95.7% 4.3% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 73.9% 13% 13%
Confidence 0% 0% 95.7% 4.3% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Digestion 0% 8.7% 91.3% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 4.3% 87% 8.7% 0%
Energy 0% 8.7% 78.3% 13% 0%
Eyesight 0% 4.3% 87% 4.3% 4.3%
Memory 0% 4.3% 95.7% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 4.3% 82.6% 13% 0%
Pain 0% 0% 95.7% 4.3% 0%
Patience 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 95.7% 4.3% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 4.3% 95.7% 0% 0%
Sleep 0% 4.3% 82.6% 13% 0%
Stress Level 0% 4.3% 91.3% 4.3% 0%
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Commonly Reported Zicam Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 88.2% 0% 0% 5.9% 5.9%
Bleeding 94.1% 0% 5.9% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 94.1% 0% 0% 0% 5.9%
Cold Symptoms 66.7% 0% 0% 0% 33.3%
Concentration / Focus Problems 92.9% 0% 0% 7.1% 0%
Cough 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 91.3% 0% 0% 8.7% 0%
Drowsiness 91.3% 0% 0% 8.7% 0%
Dry Mouth 66.7% 16.7% 16.7% 0% 0%
Dry Nose 66.7% 16.7% 16.7% 0% 0%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Excitability 94.1% 0% 5.9% 0% 0%
Fatigue 95.7% 0% 4.3% 0% 0%
Fever 33.3% 0% 66.7% 0% 0%
Gas 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Headache 95.7% 0% 4.3% 0% 0%
Insomnia 88.2% 11.8% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Loss of Sense of Smell 71.4% 0% 23.8% 0% 4.8%
Muscle Cramping 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Nausea 82.6% 13% 4.3% 0% 0%
Runny Nose 82.4% 11.8% 0% 5.9% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Slow Breathing 88.2% 5.9% 5.9% 0% 0%
Sneezing 91.3% 4.3% 0% 4.3% 0%
Sore nose 73.9% 13% 8.7% 0% 4.3%
Sore Throat 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Watery Eyes 94.1% 5.9% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Zicam Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Blurred Vision 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 94.1% 5.9% 0% 0% 0%
Paranoia 94.1% 0% 0% 5.9% 0%
Sore nose 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Sweating 94.1% 0% 5.9% 0% 0%
Vomiting 94.1% 5.9% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Zicam
Since taking Zicam Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 2.2%
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User Comments about Zicam
15 Aug 2010 Great for colds. I just wish the dizziness wasn't so bad.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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22 Jul 2010 Last year while I had the H1N1 virus (didn't know it was the virus at the time, I had it prior to all the publicity) I was taking Zicam to relieve the sinus congestion that I had. I may have taken it a little longer than prescribed because what I had was not going away, nasty flu. Anyway I did get better but I have lost my sense of smell! It's been over a year now and it still has not come back.
   —Posted by Nancy Egan
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31 Dec 2010 sense of taste was lost when the wife started using zicam, and she hasnt regained the taste yet.
   —Posted by sam
18 Jul 2010 I used this medication for my allergies and it cleared my sinuses a lot, it got rid of my stuffy nose and congestion and even the watery eyes.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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01 Jul 2010 I like Zicam because it gets rid of my very stuffy nose when I have allergies, i just spray it once or twice and it gets rid of my congestion and stuffy nose. Overall good medication to get rid of allergic congestion.
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27 Jun 2010 I had a cold and I head that zicam shortens the length of colds, so I took it and it did help some, but the nasal swaps are really awkward to use.
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