FAQs

Where can you buy Zicam®?

Zicam® is available at most major drug, grocery and mass retailers. Just click on the "Where to Buy" page to see a complete list of retailers that carry our products.

Is it okay to take Zicam® while taking other medications?

You can refer to the product labels for specific warnings. You should always check with a pharmacist or your doctor before taking Zicam® with other medications.

What are the Zicam® dosage directions?

Dosages directions can vary between products. Click on "Our Products" page to find out more information on specific products.

What are the active ingredients?

Active ingredients can vary between products. Click on "Our Products" page to find out more information on specific products.

Is Zicam® safe to take during pregnancy?

As with any medicine, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a healthcare professional before use.

Is Zicam® regulated by the FDA?

The active ingredients in all Zicam® Cold Remedy products - zinc gluconate and zinc acetate - are listed as drugs in the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) which is a compendium recognized in the Federal Food, Drug, Cosmetic Act [FD&C Act]); as such, these products are classified by the FDA as OTC homeopathic drugs.  All Zicam® products are sold over-the-counter in accord with FDA’s guidelines.

Is it okay to take Zicam® after the expiration date?

You should not take Zicam® after the expiration date. The expiration date assures the quality of the product.

Do Zicam® products include gluten?

None of the ingredients or manufacturing processes contain glutens derived from wheat, rye or barley. However, some Zicam® manufacturing facilities use equipment that may have come in contact with gluten agents.

Is Zicam® safe to give to children?

The product labels include information on the age ranges in which each product may be used. As with any treatment, check with your pediatrician before giving your child this or any other medication.

Does Zicam® offer any sugar-free products?

Zicam® RapidMelts® and Oral Mist products are sugar-free.  See individual product pages for a list of ingredients.  Diabetics shoud consult with their health care professional before taking sugar-free Zicam® products.

What is the difference between homeopathic and allopathic medicines?

According to the National Center for Homeopathy, among other differences, homeopathic medicines seek to stimulate a healing response, while allopathic medicines seek to control symptoms. Both homeopathic and allopathic medicines are regulated by the FDA.

Why should I choose homeopathy?

Homeopathy has been practiced for more than 200 years. According to the National Center for Homeopathy, homeopathy is practiced by a wide variety of healthcare practitioners including medical doctors, osteopaths, naturopathic physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nurse midwives, podiatrists, and professional homeopaths.

How does zinc shorten a cold?

While the exact mechanism of action has not been determined, the efficacy of zinc in reducing the duration of a cold, when taken at the first sign of a cold, is supported by multiple clinical trials (Zinc for the Common Cold [Review], The Cochrane Collaboration, Singh, 2013).

Will the nasal gel relieve more than just my nasal congestion?

Along with nasal congestion relief, the proprietary blend of homeopathic actives in Zicam® Allergy Relief Nasal Gel relieves sinus pressure, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes.

Will the allergy relief nasal gel make me drowsy?

The ingredients in Zicam® Allergy Relief Nasal Gel provide non-drowsy relief of nasal congestion, sinus pressure, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes.

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