FDA: Zicam nasal spray can cause loss of smell

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Consumers should stop using Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products because they can permanently damage the sense of smell, federal health regulators said Tuesday.
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Dail

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Jun 16, 2009
 
Damn funny the FDA can approve totally health destroying substances such as aspartame and high fructose corn syrup, plus partially hydrogenated oils that appears in a great variety of foods. Looks like somebodys palms are not being greased. Guess we had better follow the money. Zicam works, of course like any other substance it should be used with discreation. We don't have to take a prescription, maybe that is part of the problem
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Jun 17, 2009
 
Zicam is a problem now, why? Because it's cheap and effective? Now that swine flu is a pandemic, preventive measures are being scrutinized. Sounds like a Big Pharma conspiracy to me people.

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Jun 17, 2009
 
Ana wrote:
Zicam is a problem now, why? Because it's cheap and effective? Now that swine flu is a pandemic, preventive measures are being scrutinized. Sounds like a Big Pharma conspiracy to me people.
It's a big deal because real people have lost their sense of smell, which is a big deal. It has nothing to do with Big Pharma

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Jun 19, 2009
 
If zicam causes loss of taste and smell then simply do not purchase this product or spray it up your nose.

They also have other modes of dispensation, like tablets, that are effective and do not cause a reaction.

Think with your pocketbook and your brain.

It is too bad that these notices were sent out after a accumulation of many people have been effected, instead of placing a warning on the label or in their advertising. Of course, everyone is familiar with all the SIDE-EFFECTS of your day-to-day over-the-counter drugs. Is there are this media hype over that?

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