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Zicam® Cold Remedy Elderberry Citrus RapidMelts®

Zicam® Elderberry Citrus RapidMelts® can help shorten the duration of your cold when taken at the first sign. These quick-dissolve tablets are made with zinc and contain Sambucus nigra (elderberry). Try our Elderberry Citrus RapidMelts® at the first sign to help shorten your cold.

  • SHORTEN COLDS. These homeopathic and dissolvable tablets, made with zinc, shorten colds when taken at the first sign, with elderberry to help relieve cold symptoms.†
  • Dissolvable elderberry tablets melt in your mouth and are great for keeping on hand at home or bringing with you while traveling.
  • Non-drowsy cold remedy.
  • #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand ‡
  • #1 Cold Shortening Brand *

#1 Oral Cold Remedy Brand
Drug Facts

Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each tablet)

Zincum aceticum 2x

Zincum gluconicum 1x

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

Sambucus nigra 5x

Purpose: Helps relieve cold symptoms †


Reduces duration of common cold and helps relieve nasal congestion.

Zicam® Cold Remedy 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 1 tablet at the onset of symptoms
    • dissolve entire tablet in mouth. Do not chew. Do not swallow whole.
    • repeat every 2 - 3 hours, not to exceed 7 tablets 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

ascorbic acid, crospovidone, D&C Red No. 27 aluminum lake, FD&C Blue No. 1 aluminum lake, magnesium stearate, mannitol, mono-ammonium glycyrrhizinate, natural and artificial flavor, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, sucralose

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‡ 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.