Zicam Cold Remedy

Generic Name: Zincum aceticum

  • Other Names:

    Zicam Cold Remedy Rapid Melts, Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist
  • What is this medication?

    Zicam Cold Remedy is intended to reduce the length of a cold and reduce the severity of sore throat, stuffy nose, coughing, sneezing, and congestion related to a cold.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Zicam Cold Remedy?

    Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist is for oral use only.

    When using Zicam Cold Remedy Oral Mist, avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact with eyes, flush with water and immediately seek professional help.

    Zicam Cold Remedy was formulated to shorten the duration of the common cold and was not formulated to be effective for flu or allergies.

    Stop using Zicam Cold Remedy and ask a doctor if symptoms persist or are accompanied by a fever.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Zicam Cold Remedy?

    Ask a doctor before using if you are allergic or sensitive to zinc.

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Zicam Cold Remedy?

    Taking this product on an empty stomach may cause minor stomach upset.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

  • What should I avoid while taking Zicam Cold Remedy?

    Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after taking this product. Do not eat or drink citrus fruits or juices for 30 minutes before or after using this product.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Zicam Cold Remedy?

    If Zicam Cold Remedy is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Zicam Cold Remedy with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Zicam Cold Remedy?

    Adults and children 12 years: For best results, use at the first sign of a cold, and continue taking the product for another 48 hours after symptoms subside.

    If taking rapid melts, dissolve the entire tablet in your mouth, without chewing it or swallowing it whole. Take 1 tablet when symptoms begin, and repeat every 3 hours until symptoms are gone. Drink plenty of fluids while using this product.

    If using the oral mist, spray 4 times in your mouth when symptoms begin, aiming it at your cheeks, the roof of your mouth, and your gums. Hold in your mouth for 15 seconds, then swallow. Repeat every 3 hours until symptoms are gone.

    Children <12 years: Ask a doctor.

  • How should I store Zicam Cold Remedy?

    Store at room temperature.