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From FDA reports: side effects of Zicam Rapidmelts for a Female patient aged 57

This is a personalized study for a 57 year old female patient. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,108 people who take the same drug and have side effectsfrom FDA.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 4,108 people who reported to have side effects when taking Zicam Rapidmelts are studied

Trend of Zicam Rapidmelts's drug interactions, side effects, and effectiveness reports (3173763)

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 57

Gender: female

Conditions: Nasopharyngitis

Drugs taking:
- Zicam Rapidmelts: used for < 1 month

Side effects have: Parosmia, Musculoskeletal Pain, Anosmia, Ageusia

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes among females aged 57 (±5):

Side effectNumber of reports
Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)54 (11.44%)
Musculoskeletal Pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves)2 (0.42%)
Anosmia472 (100.00%)
Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)436 (92.37%)

Most common side effects experienced by females aged 57 (±5) in the use of Zicam Rapidmelts:

Side effectNumber of reports
Anosmia472
Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)436
Hyposmia (impairment of the sense of smell)90
Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)74
Nasal Discomfort70
Hypogeusia (reduced ability to taste things (to taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty substances))70
Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)54
Burning Sensation48
Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)28
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)26

Most common side effects experienced by females aged 57 (±5) in long term use of Zicam Rapidmelts:

Side effectNumber of reports
Anosmia30
Hyposmia (impairment of the sense of smell)24
Hypogeusia (reduced ability to taste things (to taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty substances))10
Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)10
Nasal Discomfort6
Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)6
Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)6
Epistaxis (bleed from the nose)2
Injury2
Weight Increased2

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)226 (5.50%)
Musculoskeletal Pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves)16 (0.39%)
Anosmia4,108 (100.00%)
Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)4,108 (100.00%)

Most common side effects experienced by people in the use of Zicam Rapidmelts:

Side effectNumber of reports
Anosmia4,108
Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)4,108
Hyposmia (impairment of the sense of smell)592
Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)568
Nasal Discomfort460
Hypogeusia (reduced ability to taste things (to taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty substances))404
Burning Sensation334
Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)226
Multiple Injuries186
Product Quality Issue110

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use of Zicam Rapidmelts:

Side effectNumber of reports
Anosmia194
Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)126
Hyposmia (impairment of the sense of smell)90
Hypogeusia (reduced ability to taste things (to taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty substances))34
Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)24
Nasal Discomfort22
Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)18
Burning Sensation16
Product Quality Issue12
Rhinalgia (pain in the nose)10

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