March 9, 2017 | dev Date approved Zinc products don’t need approval Manufacturer Matrixx Initiatives Status On the market Approved uses Common colds Serious side effects Loss of smell Loss of taste What is Zicam? A homeopathic cold remedy made from zinc gluconate and marketed by Matrixx Initiatives. Who takes it, and for what condition? People suffering from the common cold use Zicam. How does Zicam work? Zicam is sprayed into the nose, where it is said to inhibit the cold virus from multiplying, therefore potentially relieving cold symptoms. Hundreds of people have reported they have lost their senses of smell (anosmia) and taste after using Zicam. In some cases, the loss has been permanent. The zinc in Zicam damages the nasal cavity. What can you do? If you or someone you love has used Zicam intranasal products and lost the sense of smell or taste, our Zicam injury lawyers can help. Please call our toll-free number (1-888-341-1395) to discuss your case with one of our Zicam injury lawyers. Trust our Massachusetts products liability attorneys to help Contact the Boston law firm of Thornton Law Firm LLP online or at 1-888-341-1395 for a free consultation with a recognized leader in Massachusetts defective drug litigation. You have nothing to risk. We offer a fair and accurate assessment of your case.