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Zicam is completely different® from most other cold remedies because it actually shortens colds versus just temporarily relieving symptoms. These quick-dissolve tablets, made with a proprietary zinc formulation, are clinically proven to shorten a cold when taken at the first sign.1

  • CLINICALLY PROVEN. These homeopathic quick-dissolve tablets are clinically proven to shorten a cold when taken at the first sign
  • Quick dissolve tablets melt in your mouth. Great for on-the-go
  • #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 tablet)

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.


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 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

ascorbic acid, crospovidone, FD&C yellow no. 6 aluminum lake, magnesium stearate, mannitol, mono-ammonium glycyrrhizinate, natural and artificial flavor, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, sucralose

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It helps me not take as many sick days!
Sheila, OR


  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® Cold Remedy Citrus RapidMelts® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 236.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Zicam has a fantastic homeopathic product to help shorten an oncoming cold. After receiving my sample I did experience the onset of a cold within days of its arrival. I used a tablet the first night before bed, It dissolved quickly and did not have a bad taste, nor did it leave a "chalky" feeling in my mouth. Over the course of four days I used these tablets every 4 hours, along with my cold medicine.My cough never fully developed, which was good, and I only missed 1 day of work due to my cold symptoms. Overall I would strongly recommend this product and I plan on repurchasing these to have in the house in case of another bout of illness. .
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I was very excited to be chosen to sample Zicam Cold Remedy RapidMelts "homeopathic" tablets. The zinc works very well in shortening the length and severity of a cold, but it tastes like zinc even with the natural and artificial flavors. I would have given a higher rating to this product but I take exception to the inactive ingredients of FD&C yellow #6 aluminum lake and artificial flavor being labeled as homeopathic. There were several ingredients that I did not expect to see in a product being touted as homeopathic. In the future I will just be buying zinc tablets as I don't like to use artificial additives in my supplements or food intake.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I hate cold season but this year it was so much easier thanks too Zicam cold remedy Rapidmelts. I woke up and had a sruffy nose and scratchy throat so I took 1 Rapidmelts and took another 1 three hours later as directed and so on the next day I was not all the way well but I didn't feel any worse so I kept taking the rapidmelts as directed and I never got any worse I felt great. I will definitely buy these in the future and tell all my friends and family about them. Colds can really drag you down and with the Zicam Rapidmelts I was able to do my regular routine and that was amazing. Thank you so much for this amazing product.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I started using Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts three days ago when I woke up with the first signs of a cold starting. The orange flavored tabs really did melt quickly in my mouth and had a light, pleasant taste. I'm happy to say that the sore throat I started with has faded and my nose hasn't been stuffy all day. My nose is still running a bit, but that's probably a good thing so I can see that the mucus is clear. The package recommends that you increase fluids intake and since it's good to have more fluids during a cold, I don't have a problem with the suggestion. I am pleased with this product. Zicam is making it possible for me to feel well enough to be ready for Thanksgiving!
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works! Sickeningly sweet tho My family is convinced this product works to shorten length of colds if taken at first symptom! It is not for relieving symptoms, which some reviewers seem to think. Start using at first sign you are getting cold! However, my complaint is how sickeningly sweet they are! Almost makes me vomit it is so strongly flavored and extremely sweet. I always dread taking it, ut I do anyway as I know from experience it works. Can only assume it would taste even worse if not so strongly flavored? Otherwise, why flavor it to such an extreme? Wish they would make a version that is less sweet and more mildly flavored!
Date published: 2019-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The citrus rapid melts, do just that,- they melt as soon as you place it on your tongue. The citrus taste is ok, I's prefer a berry flavor, but this one was alright. It's easy to ingest because it melts quickly, and it didn't leave an after-taste. I've used it for a few days, and it's a nice way to deter a cold or keep it from getting worse if you're having some cold symptoms. I followed the directions, and took a tablet every 3 hours. I can honestly say that after several days of taking Zicam, I did notice a difference in how I felt. My mild symptoms subsided and I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family. Especially now that cold weather is here, this is a great way to keep the colds at bay.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from When it comes to the Zicam Cold Remedy RapidMelts, I didn't get the positive results I had hoped for, or more appropriately, my husband didn't as he was the one who caught a cold. He Bagan complaining of a cold and I immediately insisted on him begin taking the Zicam. He took it faithfully thru the whole bottle and he still suffered a week with cold symptoms. In my opinion, that wasn't entirely a success or entirely a fail as there is no way to know how long his cold would have lasted without it. Would I recommend it..... probably. Would I take it in the future to give it another try..... absolutely. I look forward to another test run. Thanks Crowdtap for introducing me to a new product.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good stuff i have used this many times It works! highly recommend
Date published: 2016-11-23