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Review: Zicam and Sudafed

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).

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

On Oct, 13, 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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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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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