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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, is clinically proven to shorten a cold when taken at the first sign.1 This homeopathic cold remedy also soothes sore throats and coughs.

  • CLINICALLY PROVEN. This easy to use oral mist is clinically proven to shorten a cold 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 brand2
  • #1 Cold Shortening Brand3

#1 Oral Cold Remedy Brand
Drug Facts

Drug Facts

Active Ingredients

Zincum aceticum 2x

Zincum gluconicum 1x

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.


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


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.

2 for zinc cold remedies and homeopathic cold products

3 based on sales data of homeopathic cold shortening brands

* based on unit and dollar sales data, IRI Total US Multi-Outlet, latest 52 weeks-ending 5/3/20

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® Cold Remedy Artic Mint Oral Mist™ is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stuff! Great product but very difficult to find this winter. Widely stocked but most stores are "out of stock" this winter. Other Zicam products readily available.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EASIEST TO TAKE conveinent, best tasting, pls keep in the stores..
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! Love this stuff. It really does work to stop a cold right as you feel it coming on. I like it better than the tablets. Problem is, I'm almost out and can't find it in the stores.
Date published: 2019-05-25