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  • FDA: Nasal Spray Can Cause Loss Of Smell

    06/16/2009 1:40:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 895+ views
    cbsnews ^ | June 16, 2009
    Consumers should stop using Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products because they can permanently damage the sense of smell, federal health regulators said Tuesday. The over-the-counter products contain zinc, an ingredient scientists say may damage nerves in the nose needed for smell. The other products affected by the Food and Drug Administration's announcement are adult and kid-size Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs. The FDA says about 130 consumers have reported a loss of smell after using Matrixx Initiatives' Zicam products since 1999. Shares of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company plunged to a 52-week low after the FDA announcement, losing...
  • FDA says Zicam nasal spray can cause loss of smell

    06/16/2009 9:48:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 53 replies · 2,480+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 6/16/09
    The FDA says consumers should stop using Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products immediately. All the over-the-counter products contain zinc. Scientists say that ingredient may damage nerves in the nose needed for smell.