FDA Advises Consumers Not to Use Certain Zicam Cold Remedies

The Food and Drug Administration yesterday warned consumers to stop using three products marketed over the counter as cold remedies because they are associated with the loss of sense of smell that may be long-lasting or permanent.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration here yesterday warned consumers to stop using three products marketed over the counter as cold remedies because they are associated with the loss of sense of smell that may be long-lasting or permanent.

The products are Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs and Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size (a discontinued product).

The FDA has received more than 130 reports of loss of sense of smell associated

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