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

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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

On Jan, 25, 2014: 4,098 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)

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)27 (5.72%)
Musculoskeletal Pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves)1 (0.21%)
Anosmia472 (100.00%)
Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)218 (46.19%)

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)218
Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)74
Hyposmia (impairment of the sense of smell)45
Hypogeusia (reduced ability to taste things (to taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty substances))35
Nasal Discomfort35
Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)27
Burning Sensation24
Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)14
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)13

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)12
Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)6
Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)5
Hypogeusia (reduced ability to taste things (to taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty substances))5
Nasal Discomfort3
Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)3
Epistaxis (bleed from the nose)2
Weight Increased1
Injury1

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)113 (2.76%)
Musculoskeletal Pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves)8 (0.20%)
Anosmia4,098 (100.00%)
Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)2,368 (57.78%)

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

Side effectNumber of reports
Anosmia4,098
Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)2,368
Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)568
Hyposmia (impairment of the sense of smell)296
Nasal Discomfort230
Hypogeusia (reduced ability to taste things (to taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty substances))202
Burning Sensation167
Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)113
Multiple Injuries93
Product Quality Issue55

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)63
Hyposmia (impairment of the sense of smell)45
Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)18
Hypogeusia (reduced ability to taste things (to taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty substances))17
Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)12
Nasal Discomfort11
Burning Sensation8
Product Quality Issue6
Rhinalgia (pain in the nose)5

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • tongue has a metalic/burning sensation.foods make it worse.esp.acidy&sweet foods.used spray about 5 days in feb 2014,still have symptoms.not for sure if from zicam

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I took Zicam rapidmelts. Two doses, one at 11am another at 2pm. By 4pm that day I starting feeling nausea, my stomach felt tight, and had a pain on the right side of my lower abdomen. Today, 20 hours later from when the pain started I still have pain on the right side of my lower abdomen. When I sit/lay/land still it does not hurt. Only when I move. I've tried passing gas, as well as bowel movement. No improvement. I have no fever, or other symptoms. Is this pain related to the Zicam, or is it something else. Is there something I can do, or try to relieve the pain? Should I go to the doctor now, or should I wait?

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I had an injection of Kenalog-60 and Rocephin-1 gram on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2013. On Monday, 2/27, I took one Cefdinir 300MG and 1 Zicam RapidMelt. After a few hours I began napping on and off and having terrible nightmares and I was unable to tell if I was awake or asleep. I stopped the meds and by Tuesday morning symptoms have started to subside. On Wednesday, today, I am better but still feel drugged.

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