Zicam is completely different® from most other cold remedies because it actually shortens colds versus just temporarily relieving symptoms. This zinc-free homeopathic formula is delivered in our proprietary swab form. These unique swabs allow for gentle application of our patented gel formula in nasal passages. Our unique plant-based formula also provides multi-symptom cold relief.
CLINICALLY PROVEN. The only clinically proven cold shortening nasal swab that shortens the length of a cold when taken at the first sign of a cold
Clinically proven to reduce symptom severity by the midpoint of the cold.
#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
Purpose: Reduces duration and severity of the common cold
reduces duration of the common cold
reduces severity of cold symptoms:
dry, scratchy throat
Zicam® Cold Remedy was formulated to shorten the duration of the common cold and may not be effective for flu or allergies.
For nasal use only
Do not use if you have a sensitivity or allergy to any of the ingredients. If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.
Ask a doctor before use if you have
ear, nose, or throat sensitivity
susceptibility to nosebleeds
When using this product
avoid contact with eyes. Rinse right away with water if it gets in eyes and seek medical help right away.
the use of individual swabs by more than one person may spread infection
temporary discomfort such as burning, stinging, sneezing, or an increase in nasal discharge may occur
Stop use and ask a doctor if
symptoms get worse or last more than 7 days or are accompanied by fever
redness or swelling is present
new symptoms occur
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, 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:
open tube (also see illustrations on side of carton)
hold tube between thumb and forefinger at the blue band
with the other hand, hold at handle base, snap open tube and pull out swab
apply medication just inside first nostril. Using swirling motion, rotate swab 3 times within nostril. While swirling, gently press outside of first nostril to ensure transfer of medication. Re-dip swab in tube and mix to re-saturate with medication. Swirl 3 more times in the same nostril while gently pressing outside of nostril. Re-dip swab in tube and mix. Repeat identical sequence in second nostril. Do not insert swab more than 1/4" past nasal opening
discard swab after use
wait at least 30 seconds before blowing nose
use 1 tube every 3 hours, not to exceed 5 tubes in one 24 hour period