FDA Warns That Zicam Nasal Spray Causes Loss of Smell
According to the FDA, Zicam, a popular nasal gel that aids in the reduction of cold symptoms, can drastically reduce your sense of smell if not eradicate it permanently. Zicam, along with similar over the counter nasal sprays containing Zinc, have been linked to at least 130 reported cases of smell loss since 1999. The condition is potentially life threatening as it can make it impossible for individuals to smell gas leaks of something burning. For many the condition is irreversible.
The FDA has ordered Matrixx Initiatives , the products manufacturers, to remove their merchandise from store shelves. Among the products to be removed are adult and children Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs. Although Matrixx Initiatives claims that their products cannot destroy the sense of smell, the fact that there is a causal link to Zicam and 130 cases of smell loss is significant, especially since this is not a common occurrence.
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