Zicam Linked to Loss of Smell

October 11, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Individuals who used Zicam for the relief of cold symptoms and lost their sense of smell or taste may be eligible to recover compensation. Zicam lawsuits will attempt to prove that Matrixx Initiatives failed to perform adequate testing on their product and failed to provide sufficient warnings to users regarding the product's side effects.
Damages
Zicam has been linked to a permanent or long-lasting loss of smell in users. This condition is known as anosmia. Some users lost their sense of smell after the first dose, while others experienced anosmia after taking multiple doses of the product. Zicam users have also reported a loss of sense of taste.
Company(ies)
Matrixx Initiatives
Additional Details
Zicam products are zinc-containing nasal cold remedies that are used to reduce cold symptoms. Zicam gel is delivered by a nasal spray or swab, which places zinc gluconate directly into the nasal cavity. These products are available over the counter.
Date
Matrixx recalled Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs and Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel in June 2009.