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Medicated Fruit Drops with Elderberry

Zicam is completely different® from most other cold remedies because it actually shortens colds versus just temporarily relieving symptoms. These soft, chewy drops, made with a proprietary zinc formulation, are clinically proven to shorten a cold when taken at the first sign.1 Also contains elderberry to help relieve cold symptoms.*

  • CLINICALLY PROVEN. These homeopathic soft, chewy medicated fruit drops are clinically proven to shorten a cold when taken at the first sign
  • Delicious, natural Elderberry flavor fruit drops also help relieve cold symptoms*
  • #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand for zinc cold remedies and homeopathic cold products
  • #1 Cold Shortening Brand based on sales data of homeopathic cold shortening brands
  • Non-drowsy, non-habit forming



***Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

Drug Facts

Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each medicated drop)

Zincum aceticum 2x

Zincum gluconicum 2x

Purpose: Reduces duration and severity of the common cold

Sambucus nigra 4x

Purpose: Helps relieve cold symptoms*

  • reduces duration of the common cold
  • helps reduce severity of cold symptoms:
    • sore throat
    • stuffy nose
    • sneezing
    • coughing
    • nasal congestion

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


Ask a doctor before use if you have a sensitivity to zinc or are allergic to zinc

Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms persist or are accompanied by a fever or new symptoms occur

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

  • for best results, use at the first sign of a cold and continue to use until symptoms completely subside
  • adults and children 12 years of age and older:
    • take one medicated fruit drop at onset of symptoms
    • chew slowly and dissolve completely before swallowing
    • repeat every 3 hours until symptoms are gone
    • to avoid minor stomach upset, do not take on an empty stomach
    • do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after use. Do not eat or drink citrus fruits or juices for 30 minutes before or after use. Otherwise drink plenty of fluids.
  • children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor before use
Other information
  • store between 15-29°C (59-84°F)
Inactive ingredients

citric acid, corn syrup, dextrose, dicalcium phosphate, disodium phosphate, FD&C Blue #1,FD&C Red #40, malic acid, menthol, natural flavors, pectin, purified water, sodium citrate,sodium polyphosphate, sucralose, sucrose

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Zicam truly keeps its promise to shorten colds!
Kim, MD


  1. Singh M, Das RR. Zinc for the common cold. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD001364. DO1: 10.1002/14651858.CD001364.pub3.

Testimonials represented here are from actual customers who’ve taken Zicam and provided their feedback. Zicam is clinically proven to shorten colds when taken at the first sign.

Medicated Fruit Drops with Elderberry is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 140.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really works and tastes great I really expected the Zicam Medicated Fruit Drops plus Elderberry to taste terrible. I am happy to say that they have a pleasant flavor and wonderful texture. There is a cooling sensation from menthol but is is quite subtle and very soothing. It is somewhat difficult to be absolutely sure that this product really did shorten the duration of my cold. I think that it probably did because I seemed to recover a couple of days sooner than I did with my previous cold. I will certainly be taking this product again at the first sign of a cold.
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I'm loving the Zicam Cold Remedy Fruit Drops with Elderberry. I was afraid the taste would be horrible, but it was actually pleasant. The fruit drops are very soft and easy to chew. I am always looking for a homeopathic way of treating my illnesses and Zicam has always worked for me. I'm happy to see the fruit drops. It will be a staple in my medicine cabinet. They work! These will definitely shorten your cold. If you take it as soon as you feel a symptom, you may not even get that cold. I would recommend this product to everyone.
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Taking this product when you feel a cold coming, will help greatly reduce your cold.The gummy drops are a great alternative to the usual cold medication, which can be less than pleasant to your taste buds.The mixed berry plus elder berry flavors taste nice, although you can still taste the medication coming through, the berry flavors do a good job at helping mask the medicine taste.The best part, you're treating your cold with something so tasty. Highly recommended if you want an alternative way of helping treat an oncoming cold.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great potential Got these because they contain elderberry since I am into natural products. I didn’t notice that they contain artificial colors until later. Seems like a waste to put foodcoloring when elderberry is dark purple. They also contain menthol which gives a slightly off taste when mixed with elderberry. Did use when I had a cold and it seemed to lessen the duration of the cold, but I probably wouldn’t buy again due to food coloring and off taste.
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great flavor A friend of mine talked me into trying this product since she always uses it. I liked the flavor alot lol. When I first starting getting sick I used the product an went by the iinstructions, but I really didnt notice anything different except it didnt seem to last as long and not as bad of a cold as usual but who is to say why. I think its an ok product and would recommend others to try for themselves. I will try this product again because I do think it did help me though.
Date published: 2019-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I was hoping these would be better I got these free to try and I knew it wouldn’t be long before someone in the house caught a cold. Over a week ago, I felt a little congestion behind a cough so I took a zicam medicated gummy. I followed the instructions and took one every 3 hours for two days. I felt like I was fighting off this cold to the point where it wasn’t full blown but it was just waiting to hit me full on. I took the gummies as directed for 3 days. The day I stopped, the cold intensified just enough to be annoying and cause me to rake a cold reliever medicine. The next day, I resumed the Zicam. Here I am on day 7, with half a cold. It feels like forever and it’s just enough to make me uncomfortable. I would rather have had a full cold for the 3 or 4 days they normally hit me for. I understand this flu season is terrible but I tested negative. Just a rotten cold, still.
Date published: 2019-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Taste isn’t my favorite but if it works, worth it This product isn’t the worst tasting, but it does seem like a fruit chew and cough drop mixed so it’s not the most pleasant. The size is larger than I expected so perhaps that contributed to my surprise at the taste, since you’re chewing it longer than for some other chewables (e.g., my skin and nail vitamins have a similar coating and all, but are much smaller so you don’t notice the taste as much). Just hoping these work! Onset of a cold a day ago and still in process of taking these!
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great flavor I like the Zicam medicated fruit drops mainly for their flavor. Unlike other cough-cold drops, these have a lot less menthol in them but yet the menthol taste is strong enough to relieve any stuffiness or dryness caused due to cold. I wont say it cures cold, coz cold lasts for 7-8 days with or without medicine but these drops definitely helped to make it easier to get through those 7-8 days. Good product, since I like homeopathic medicine as it doesnt have any side effects.
Date published: 2019-02-14