FAQs

ABOUT ZICAM® PRODUCTS

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 list of major 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?

Dosage 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 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 laws, regulations and 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 label for each Zicam® product includes information on the age ranges for which each product may be used. See OUR PRODUCTS for individual product information.

Does Zicam® offer any sugar-free products?

Zicam® RapidMelts®, Ultra RapidMelts®, Oral Mist™, Nasal Swabs, and Nasal Spray products are sugar-free. See individual product pages for a list of ingredients. Diabetics should consult with their health care professional before taking sugar-free Zicam® products.

Will the Allergy Relief Nasal Spray relieve more than just my nasal congestion?

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

Will the Allergy Relief Nasal Spray make me drowsy?

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

How is the Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Spray different than the Cold Remedy Nasal Spray that was previously available from Zicam®?

Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Spray is a cold shortening nasal spray that also provides multi-symptom relief. The active ingredients in this formula consist of a unique mix of plant-based homeopathic ingredients, delivered in our patented gel form. Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Spray does not contain zinc. Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Spray is the only nasal spray available to shorten colds and reduce symptom severity when taken at the onset of a cold.

How are the Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs different than the Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs that were previously available from Zicam®?

Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs are a cold shortening nasal swab that also provide multi-symptom relief. The active ingredients in this formula consist of a unique mix of plant-based homeopathic ingredients, delivered in our patented gel formula. Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs do not contain zinc. Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs are the only nasal swabs available to shorten colds and reduce symptom severity when taken at the onset of a cold.

Can I give regular (adult) Zicam® to my kids?

See OUR PRODUCTS for individual product information.

WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR KIDS COLD RELIEF PRODUCT?

For a description of the product and drug facts please click here.

Where can I find information about your Berry Lemonade Crystals?

For a description of the product and drug facts please click here.

Feeling the first signs of a cold? The Cold Monster® is lurking!

Click on Our Products page to find the right Zicam® for you. Zicam® is made with two forms of zinc to shorten colds when taken at the first sign.

  1. MedlinePlus. Common Cold. Available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000678.htm. Accessed July 14, 2014.

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