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


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On Mar, 13, 2015: 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 :


Drug effectiveness by gender :


Drug effectiveness by age :


Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
HypogeusiaEmotional Distress
PolydipsiaGeneral Physical Health Deterioration
Drug IneffectiveHyposmia
VomitingDeep Vein Thrombosis
Throat IrritationPolydipsia

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Emotional Distress
Deep Vein Thrombosis
General Physical Health Deterioration

Most common drug interactions by age * :

AgeusiaAnosmiaEmotional DistressEmotional DistressAnosmia
Hypoaesthesia OralDeep Vein ThrombosisVomiting
PolydipsiaGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationNausea
Drug IneffectiveHyposmia
Throat IrritationInjury
Breast Cancer In SituAnxiety
Fibrocystic Breast DiseaseHypogeusia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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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