Review: taking Zicam and Sudafed together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Zicam and Sudafed together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zicam and Sudafed. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 19 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Zicam

Zicam has active ingredients of zinc gluconate. It is often used in nasopharyngitis. (latest outcomes from Zicam 4,261 users)

Sudafed

Sudafed has active ingredients of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. It is often used in sinus congestion. (latest outcomes from Sudafed 5,653 users)

On Aug, 26, 2016

19 people who take Zicam, Sudafed are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Zicam and Sudafed drug interactions.

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • nausea
  • polydipsia
  • throat irritation
  • ageusia
  • anosmia
  • hyposmia
  • drug ineffective
  • dysgeusia
  • hypoaesthesia oral
  • hypogeusia
1 - 6 months:
  • ageusia
  • anosmia
6 - 12 months:
  • anosmia
not specified:
  • anosmia
  • emotional distress
  • ageusia
  • anxiety
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • general physical health deterioration
  • injury
  • pain
  • breast cancer in situ
  • fibrocystic breast disease

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • breast cancer in situ
  • anosmia
  • ageusia
  • emotional distress
  • anxiety
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • general physical health deterioration
  • hyposmia
  • injury
male:
  • anosmia
  • ageusia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

20-29:
  • ageusia
  • anosmia
30-39:
  • ageusia
  • anosmia
  • breast cancer in situ
  • drug ineffective
  • fibrocystic breast disease
  • hypoaesthesia oral
  • polydipsia
  • throat irritation
40-49:
  • hyposmia
  • injury
  • pain
  • dysgeusia
  • hypogeusia
  • anxiety
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • emotional distress
  • general physical health deterioration
50-59:
  • anosmia
  • emotional distress
60+:
  • ageusia
  • anosmia
  • nausea
  • vomiting

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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