Zicam recall

Posted by Superior on Jun 17th, 2009 and filed under Health. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has issued a warning on three zinc-containing Zicam intranasal products. The Zicam recall goes into effect immediately, today, June 16, 2009, the products are being recalled due to more than 130 reports of anosmia, or loss of sense of smell after use. The three products in question are:zicam2

  • Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel (15mL, NDC 62750-003-10)
  • Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs (20 swabs, NDC 67250-003-20)
  • Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size (20 swabs, NDC 67250-003-21)

Zicam products have regularly been sold in pharmacies, in retail shops, as well as over the Internet. If you have these products in your home, it is imperative to stop using them immediately.

According to the reports received by the FDA, many users noticed anosmia, or loss of sense of smell after using the products one time; others stated that the condition occurred after several uses. The FDA is concerned that the condition may be permanent.

If you believe you have suffered any ill effects from using Zicam, you are encouraged to speak with your health care provider right away. The FDA also asks that consumers as well as health care professionals report all cases of anosmia, or the loss of sense of smell, to the FDA’s MedWatch program. You may contact MedWatch by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088.or online here: MedWatch

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