Zicam and Bleeding from the nose - from FDA reports


Summary

Bleeding from the nose is found among people who take Zicam, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Claritin, and have Nasopharyngitis . We study 4,378 people who have side effects while taking Zicam from FDA. Among them, 28 have Bleeding from the nose. Find out below who they are, when they have Bleeding from the nose and more.

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Zicam

Zicam has active ingredients of zinc gluconate. It is often used in herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex). (latest outcomes from Zicam 4,515 users)

Bleeding From The Nose

Bleeding from the nose has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c (latest reports from 40,876 Bleeding from the nose patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

4,378 people reported to have side effects when taking Zicam.
Among them, 28 people (0.64%) have Bleeding From The Nose


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zicam cause Bleeding from the nose?

Time on Zicam when people have Bleeding From The Nose *:

  • < 1 month: 70.59 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.88 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 5.88 %

Gender of people who have Bleeding From The Nose when taking Zicam *:

  • female: 60.71 %
  • male: 39.29 %

Age of people who have Bleeding From The Nose when taking Zicam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 12.5 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 20.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Nasopharyngitis (12 people, 42.86%)
  • Nasal Congestion (3 people, 10.71%)
  • Rhinovirus Infection (1 person, 3.57%)
  • Preventive Health Care (1 person, 3.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamins (1 person, 3.57%)
  • Lovaza (1 person, 3.57%)
  • Imuran (1 person, 3.57%)
  • Flonase (1 person, 3.57%)
  • Claritin (1 person, 3.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Smell - Impaired (16 people, 57.14%)
  • Nasal Discomfort (7 people, 25.00%)
  • Ageusia (6 people, 21.43%)
  • Rhinalgia (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Hyposmia (5 people, 17.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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