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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 147.
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 Great concept It seems like putting vitamins in gummies is all the rage so why not medicine. I personally like gummie vitamins much more than there counterparts so I was very excited to Zicams medicated fruit drops. Warning they do taste like medicine but still palatable. I am unsure if there effectiveness on one hand I think they work to an extant on the other I started to take them when I felt like I might be getting sick and still got sick. I’m on fence but it has only been one whole day of truely not feeling well. I think I will continue and say why not try them they may help
Date published: 2019-01-25
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 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 3 out of 5 by from Not sure. Got these for my son who was feeling a bit under the weather. He liked the taste and asked for more each time he got one. He hasn't liked the other elderberry things we got so that's good. I tried them my self and they do taste pretty good with a minty flavor I didn't expect. But the fact that it had so much sugar and needed dyes to add color disturbed me. My son did start feeling better but I'm not sure if just got better or if these helped. But I felt better that I tried.
Date published: 2019-01-21
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 The Zicam cold remedy medicated fruit drops with elderberry that I received is a sample to my surprise really help me out with a cold that I have been fighting for a while and I tried several over-the-counter products but Zicam really help me and I'm starting to feel like my old self again so I am extremely impressed and I would recommend this product for the appropriate age level and up plus it did not have a nasty aftertaste and did not make my mouth feel dry so this product is definitely worth trying out.
Date published: 2019-01-15
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