Urgent Alert: If You Lost Your Sense Of Smell Or Taste After Using Zicam Nasal Gel-Swabs, Call The US Drug Watchdog Immediately

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The US Drug Watchdog wants to hear from any individual who has lost their sense of taste or smell after using Zicam Nasal Gel or Zicam Nasal Swabs. The US FDA has reported that some individuals have lost their sense of smell and/or taste after just one application. According to the US Drug Watchdog, "we are encouraging all US consumers to make sure this product is not responsible for their loss of smell and taste, and we are begging all US citizens to share this press release with their friends, family, co-workers and loved ones." Individuals who have lost their sense of smell or taste after using these Zicam products should call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at Http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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if you have lost you sense of smell or taste after using the Zicam product, keep the product stored, it may become evidence that an attorney may need. If you have the receipt for the purchase of the Zicam Nasal Gel or Nasal Swab, keep that too. If you have not lost your sense of taste, or smell, throw the product away.

The US Drug Watchdog is asking all US citizens who have lost their sense of taste or smell in the last three years to see if Zicam Nasal Gel and Zicam Nasal Swabs were involved, because according to the US Food & Drug Administration, "one application could be enough for a consumer to lose their sense of smell or taste, potentially for life." The US Drug Watchdog is disagreeing with the US Food & Drug Administration about their suggestion to throw the Zicam products away. The group is saying, "if you have lost you sense of smell or taste after using the Zicam product, keep the product stored, it may become evidence that an attorney may need. If you have the receipt for the purchase of the Zicam Nasal Gel or Nasal Swab, keep that too. If you have not lost your sense of taste, or smell, throw the product away." Consumers who have lost their sense of smell or taste after using Zicam Nasal Gel, or Zicam Nasal Swabs should call the US Drug Watchdog immediately at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at Http://USDrugWatchdog.Com.

Urgent National Zicam Alert: As part of the US Drug Watchdog's national investigation of Zicam Nasal Gel or Zicam Nasal Swabs, the group is encouraging all consumers nationwide to share this press release with their co-workers, friends and family members. According to the group, "there could be 10,000's of citizens who have concerns or have suffered a loss of smell or taste after using Zicam Nasal Gel or Zicam Nasal Swabs who should contact the US Drug Watchdog immediately at 866-714-6466," or contact the group via its web site at Http://USDrugWatchdog.Com."

What products are affected by this warning?

FDA's action affects Zicam's three intranasal products that contain zinc. The three Zicam products claim to reduce the duration of the common cold and the severity of cold symptoms.

The products (listed with their size and product numbers) are

  • Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel (15mL, NDC 62750-003-10)
  • Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs (20 swabs, NDC 67250-003-20)
  • Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size (20 swabs, NDC 67250-003-21)

The Zicam intranasal zinc products are widely sold in pharmacies, other retail stores and on the Internet. Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size, has already been discontinued, but FDA is concerned that consumers may have the product in their home. FDA has special concerns regarding use of intranasal zinc in children. Children may experience a loss of sense of smell but may be less likely to communicate the condition. According to the US Drug Watchdog, "parents talk to your children, if they used these Zicam products and call us immediately at 866-714-6466 if there is a problem."

The US Drug Watchdog is all about consumer protection, and corporate responsibility when it comes to pharmaceutical companies. Consumers are welcome to contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group anytime via its web site at Http://USDrugWatchdog.Com.

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