US Drug Watchdog Investigating Zicam

By: News 10
By: News 10

Did you lose your sense of smell or taste after using one of Zicam's nasal products?
If so, the US Drug Watchdog wants to hear from you.
The FDA put a warning out in June about Zicam Nasal Gel, spray and swabs--- after individuals reported losing their sense of smell or taste.
If that's you--- contact the group at 866-714-6466. You can also visit their website at the link below.
The FDA's action affects Zicam's three intranasal products that contain zinc. The three Zicam products claim to reduce the duration of the common cold and the severity of cold symptoms.
The products (listed with their size and product numbers) are

• Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel (15mL, NDC 62750-003-10)
• Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs (20 swabs, NDC 67250-003-20)
• Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size (20 swabs, NDC 67250-003-21)

The Zicam intranasal zinc products are widely sold in pharmacies, other retail stores, and on the Internet. Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size, has already been discontinued, but FDA is concerned that consumers may have the product in their home. FDA has special concerns regarding use of intranasal zinc in children. Children may experience a loss of sense of smell but may be less likely to communicate the condition.


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