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Medicated Fruit Drops

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

  • CLINICALLY PROVEN. These homeopathic soft, chewy medicated fruit drops are clinically proven to shorten a cold when taken at the first sign
  • Delicious, soft assorted fruit flavored drops in orange, lemon and cherry
  • #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


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

  • 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, D&C Yellow #10, dextrose, dicalcium phosphate, disodium phosphate, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #6, malic acid, menthol, natural flavors, pectin, purified water, sodium citrate, sodium polyphosphate, sucralose, sucrose

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  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.

Zicam® Medicated Fruit Drops is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 231.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My bottle of Zicam got to my house at the perfect time! Day one, I started sneezing and my nose was a little runny, I took the medicated fruit drops every 3 hours. Day two, I was feeling awful; runny nose, congestion, sinus pressure, sore throat and coughing. Still too my medicated fruit drops every 3 hours. Day 3, I woke up feeling a little better still congested, and a little remnants of a sore throat. Today, day number 4, I am almost completely better, I only have a little bit of a runny nose, but Im still taking them every 3 hours, until Im completely better! I am definitely a believer in these and I will be purchasing them again! Not only do they work but they taste great too!
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! What timing! Literally right after I got my sample I got hit with a cold! I can always tell when I'm getting sick because I get this little tickle in my throat. I immediately went for the Zicam Medicated Fruit Drops. I made sure I was taking them as directed and sure enough, a cold that would normally last me 2 weeks was down to about 6 days. I didn't feel nearly as bad as I normally do either. The fruit flavor was quite pleasant, which was a nice surprise. I normally don't do well with flavored medication. They were just like little gummy bears though! These are something that I would definitely keep around for future colds to shorten the length and get back to living life!
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I received a very generously sized free sample of Zicam Cold Remedy medicated fruit drops from CrowdTap. My kids were just getting over a cold when these arrived in the mail, and I could feel the slightly foggy head and scratchy throat that told me that I was coming down with whatever my kids had. So, I started taking these as directed. I noticed that these made my symptoms more manageable and that I never got quite as sick as the kids did, and that my cold hasn't lasted as long as the kids cold did. These are also very pleasant tasting, as an added bonus, kind of like a cross between a gummy vitamin and a cough drop. I will definitely buy these again at the first signs of a cold next time around!
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I took Zicam Medicated Fruit Drops about 8 hrs after I noticed my first sign of a cold. My cold symptoms didn't worsen but they didn't get much better either, thus the 3 rating, it didn't make me better it just stopped the symptoms from getting worse. The metallic taste is almost unbearable. I couldn't taste food or drink while taking it, they say it is just citrus food and drink but it affects all food taste quality. The taste is almost so unbearable it effected my sleeping. Overall it sort of does what it says but the zinc/metallic taste is almost overwhelming, I will try something else before I try this again. I received these complimentary to try through Crowdtap.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have never tried anything from Zicam before, but I was very happy with my experience with the Medicated Fruit Drops. I started taking them when my husband came home sick from work. He is a barber and obviously works close to people so he catches colds pretty often. The drops are very soft and the sugar coating adds some sweetness. My favorite was the orange flavor, they are surprisingly tasty. They worked great for me since I started taking them right away, but my husband had his cold for a few days. He did not have the head start taking them like I did though. I would repurchase these again!
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I received these complimentary in exchange for a honest review. First things they remind me of gummie vitamins but the consistency is less gummy and more jelloie.. They are very easy to chew and have three flavores of orange, lemon and a berry. After chewing I noticed a minty like feeling which im not sure what its for. It's recommend on the bottle to take at the first sign of getting a cold, to shorten the duration. I took it the first itchy sign I got. It says to chew a drop every 3 hours for however long it may take. Id actually like for a estimated time frame of how long it will take. I will say its been a few days and i am feeling better, but I did take other cold medicine as well.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love that Zicam provides a homeopathic option for fighting off a cold. As it is cold season, my family has already been hit, hard. These drops are soft, easy to chew, and actually pretty tasty to be considered a medicine. There is a sugar coating on the fruit drops to give them the added sweetness. It is hard for me to say whether these for sure shortened the length of my cold, as I also took cold medicine. However, because they are homeopathic and are tasty, I will continue to purchase them and take them any time I begin to have cold symptoms.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runny nose? Check! Watery eyes? Check! Sore throat? Check! Time to start homeopathic Zicam Cold Remedy. When taken at these first signs of a cld, Zicam is formulated to shorten the duration of your cold. I am taking Zicam Medicated Fruit Drops and have been taking them every 3 hours, I will keep taking until symptoms subside. A cold is not keeping me down, I have a busy life and have no time for a long cold. I take multiple immune suppressors for RA and my Doctor recommended Zicam so I do not stay sick for weeks. #thankful #ZicamCrowd #sponsored #freegift
Date published: 2018-01-11