The US Drug Watchdog Calls Zicam Nasal Gel or Zicam Swabs a Looming Disaster that May Cause Loss of Taste or Smell

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The US Drug Watchdog is doing everything possible to get the word out to all US citizens about recalled Zicam products. So what exactly did the FDA say about zicam Nasal Gel & zicam Cold Remedy Swabs in its recall? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Matrixx Initiatives to stop selling three over-the-counter zicam products, marketed as cold remedies, after more than 130 people reported developing long-lasting or permanent loss of smell (called anosmia). The warning applies to: zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs, and zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size (a discontinued product).If a consumer has lost their sense of taste or smell after using a recalled Zicam product, please 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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our worst case scenario is a consumer gets a cold, or the flu, goes to their medicine cabinet & uses a recalled Zicam product. The consumer uses a recalled product & then they lose their sense of taste or smell, because the Zicam recall notification was only on the news for one day (June 16th 2009).

The US Drug Watchdog is urging all US Consumers to check to see if they have recalled Zicam products in their medicine cabinets. If they do, and there has been no loss of taste, or smell, throw the product away. If on the other hand a US consumer has lost their sense of taste or smell within the last three years, after using the recalled zicam products, please call the US Drug Watchdog immediately at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at Http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

Why Should Every American Check Their Medicine Cabinets For Recalled Zicam Products?

According to the US Drug Watchdog, "our worst case scenario is a consumer gets a cold, or the flu, goes to their medicine cabinet & uses a recalled Zicam product. The consumer uses a recalled product & then they lose their sense of taste or smell, because the Zicam recall notification was only on the news for one day (June 16th 2009)." If a consumer lost their sense of taste or smell after using a recalled Zicam product, please call the US Drug Watchdog immediately at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at Http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

How Many Americans Could Be Affected With The Recalled Zicam Products?

According to the US Drug Watchdog,"there could be millions of US households that have recalled Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, or Zicam Cold remedy swabs in their medicine chests, that need to be thrown away. However, if you have lost your sense of taste or smell, do not throw the recalled product away-its evidence you will need." For more information please contact the US Drug Watchdog at 866-7144-6466, or contact the group via its web site at Http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

National Appeal: The US Drug Watchdog is asking every US citizen to share this press release with everyone they know. According to the group,"our greatest fear is that with the cold & flu season already here, completely innocent consumers will use one of the recalled Zicam products and lose their sense of taste, or smell forever." For more information please contact the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

A Special Note From The US Drug Watchdog To All US Women & Mothers. "Please share this press release with everyone you know. Make sure these recalled Zicam products are not in your medicine cabinets at home." The group is saying, "we know of a young woman, who had a great job in the food & wine industry. She has lost her sense of taste & smell. She is now unemployed."

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)

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