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Review: could Zicam cause Myasthenia gravis crisis?

We study 4,082 people who have side effects while taking Zicam from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Myasthenia gravis crisis and more.


Zicam (latest outcomes from 4,168 users) has active ingredients of zinc gluconate. It is often used in herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex).

Myasthenia gravis crisis

Myasthenia gravis crisis (a paralysis of the respiratory muscles occurs) (latest reports from 312 patients) has been reported by people with myasthenia gravis, headache, prostate cancer, hypothyroidism, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 29, 2014: No report is found.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months 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


  • From this study (7 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?


  • 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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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

  • Zinc content
    How many mg of Zinc Gluconate were in the 4oz spray bottle??? It always worked for me and have come down with colds since the great product is off the market. Other manufacturers must be happier selling relief medicines.

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