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Zicam® Cold Remedy Arctic Mint Oral Mist

Zicam is completely different® from most other cold remedies because it actually shortens colds versus just temporarily relieving symptoms. This easy to use spray, made with zinc, shorten colds when taken at the first sign. This homeopathic cold remedy also soothes sore throats and coughs. †

  • SHORTENS COLDS. This easy to use oral mist, made with zinc, shortens colds when taken at the first sign
  • Soothes sore throats and coughs †
  • Just spray inside your mouth at the first sign of a cold
  • Non-drowsy, non-habit forming
  • #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand ‡
  • #1 Cold Shortening Brand*

#1 Oral Cold Remedy Brand
Drug Facts

Drug Facts

Active Ingredients

Zincum aceticum 2x

Zincum gluconicum 1x

Purpose: Reduces duration of common cold and helps relieve nasal congestion.


Reduces duration of common cold and helps relieve nasal congestion.

Zicam® Cold Remedy was not formulated to be effective for flu or allergies.


For oral use only

Sore throat warning: If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • a sensitivity to zinc or are allergic to zinc

When using this product avoid contact with eyes. Rinse right away with water if it gets in eyes and seek medical help right away.

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:
    • Spray 4 times in mouth at the onset of symptoms. Spray on inside of cheeks, roof of mouth and gums. Retain for 15 seconds. Swallow.
    • repeat every 2 - 3 hours, not to exceed 7 doses in 24 hours. Take 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

benzalkonium chloride, glycerin, menthol, natural & artificial flavor, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, purified water, sucralose, xylitol

Recommend to a Friend
Zicam® Oral Mist works for me! Every time! I tell anyone who mentions they may have a cold to buy it and use it!!
Aileen C., Billerica, MA


‡ Based on survey of pharmacist recommendations: For zinc lozenges, zinc cold remedies & homeopathic cold products. Pharmacy Times® OTC Guide®, June 2021

* based on unit sales data, IRI Total US Multi-Outlet, latest 52 weeks-ending 11/21/21

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