Zicam

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What happened to Zicam?

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Zicam® (zincum gluconicum 2%) is a homeopathic zinc nasal spray that was available over-the-counter. In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers to avoid intranasal versions of Zicam Cold Remedy® because of a risk of damage to the sense of smell, leading the manufacturer to withdraw these versions from the U.S. market. The Zicam® brand has been expanded to include non-zinc formulations.

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