After using Zicam for congestion, a Missouri woman suffered permanent loss of smell and taste. Her doctors attributed it to the use of Zicam.
The FDA has alerted consumers that Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs, and Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size—–have all been associated with long lasting or permanent loss of smell. These products are marketed by Matrixx Initiatives and contain zinc.
Many people have complained of loss of smell with just one use of the product. Loss of smell is often associated with loss of taste. Further, loss of smell can lead to dangerous situations where there is failure to smell smoke, gas, or spoiled food products.
If you or family members have similar problems seek medical attention immediately from an ear, nose, and throat specialist; save the product, any container and receipt. Check with the FDA website for specifics.
Williamson,Webster, Falb and Glisson is currently representing clients who have been affected by the use of Zicam. WWF&G can provide legal representation in this type of claim, and will aggressively represent innocent victims affected by Zicam. For a free consultation, please call: 618-462-1077.