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Review: Zicam and Sudafed

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 20 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Zicam (latest outcomes from 4,170 users) has active ingredients of zinc gluconate. It is often used in herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex).

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Sudafed (latest outcomes from 5,157 users) has active ingredients of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. It is often used in nasal congestion.

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On Nov, 12, 2014: 20 people who take Zicam, Sudafed are studied

Zicam, Sudafed outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Zicam (zinc gluconate)
- Sudafed (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ageusian/aAnosmiaPainn/an/an/aAnosmia
AnosmiaAnosmiaAgeusia
HyposmiaAgeusiaPain
HypogeusiaEmotional Distress
PolydipsiaGeneral Physical Health Deterioration
DysgeusiaAnxiety
Drug IneffectiveHyposmia
NauseaInjury
VomitingDeep Vein Thrombosis
Throat IrritationPolydipsia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

n/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
AnosmiaAnosmia
AgeusiaAgeusia
Pain
Emotional Distress
Hyposmia
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Injury
Anxiety
General Physical Health Deterioration
Dysgeusia

Drug effectiveness by age :

n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/aAnosmiaAgeusiaPainAnosmiaAgeusia
AgeusiaAnosmiaEmotional DistressEmotional DistressAnosmia
Hypoaesthesia OralDeep Vein ThrombosisVomiting
PolydipsiaGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationNausea
Drug IneffectiveHyposmia
Throat IrritationInjury
Breast Cancer In SituAnxiety
Fibrocystic Breast DiseaseHypogeusia
Anosmia
Dysgeusia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Hallucinations and skin thas red and hurts
    (Asked by a 46 year old woman who has Hallucinations.skin Thats Red Like A Sun Burn And Mouth Blisters, and takes Hydrochlorothiazide, Sudafed, Levothyroxine Thyroid)
    I am having horrable hallucinations.manic episodes because i slam on the brakes to avoid people or animals that are not there.i feel like im going to razy.high bood pressure, heavy breathing and anxiety.my face and body have spoys that are like a sun burn and blisters in my mouth.emergency room accu ...

  • Wondering if dexilant is causing my problem
    (Asked by a 61 year old man who has Do Not Urinate Much In Evening, Have To Urinate 3 Or 4 Times At Night, and takes Methocarbamol And Aspirin, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride, Ibuprofen, Rosuvastatin Calcium, Atenolol, Ramipril, Amlodipine, Dexilant )
    have had my prostate checked by urologist and prostate is slightly enlarged but not enough to cause problems.urinary track ok,bladder ok etc. drank a liter of water and bladder emptied ok in test. seem to urinate good after consuming coffee or beer but lately having more whiskey than beer. when I ...

  • Could this drug cause periodontal bone loss, bone loss around teeth
    (Asked by a 64 year old man who has Periodontal Bone Loss, Bone Loss Around Teeth , and takes Guaifenesin, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride, Turmeric, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Fluoxetine, Celexa, Gabapentin, Omeprazole, Pantoprazole, Pentoxifylline, Garcinia Cambogia, Carbamazepine, Tamsulosin, Lisinopril, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Flunisolide)
    Do you suffer from periodontal bone loss or periodontal disease, or bone loss around teeth after taking this drug? Are your sodium levels low after taking this drug? I am a dentist and keep my teeth plaque free, but have had periodontal bone loss for which, I believe, must be drug related.

  • Can i take saphris with sudafed and benadryl
    (Asked by a 25 year old man who has Bipolar Plus Cold And Flu And Cough, and takes Saphris, Sudafed, Benadryl)
    Is it ok to take sudafed and Benadryl cold and flu tablets with saphris bipolar tablets?

  • Zinc content
    (Asked by a 61 year old man who has Common Cold, and takes Zicam)
    How many mg of Zinc Gluconate were in the 4oz spray bottle??? It always worked for me and have come down with colds since the great product is off the market. Other manufacturers must be happier selling relief medicines.

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  • Bad nosebleed (sudafed related?)
    (Posted by a 48 year old man who has Rhinitis Medicamentosa, and takes Phenylephrine Hydrochloride, Ocuclear, Flonase, Sudafed 12 Hour, Zicam)
    I have the rhinitis as a result of rebound syndrome from using nasal sprays for years. I use the Flonase to somewhat alleviate the need for the over-the-counter sprays (first two drugs listed). In spite of that, I rarely, if ever, have nosebleeds. I also rarely, if ever, get colds. However, yesterda ...

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Zicam (zinc gluconate) is often used to treat herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex). Sudafed (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride) is often used to treat nasal congestion. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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