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Zicam is completely different from most other cold remedies because it actually shortens colds versus just temporarily relieving symptoms. Made with a proprietary zinc formulation, these tablets are clinically proven to shorten a cold when taken at the first sign and also provide multi-symptom cold relief of cold symptoms such as dry, scratchy throat, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and nasal congestion. Zicam Cold Remedy is the #1 Cold Shortening brand based on sales data of homeopathic cold shortening brands. Zicam Cold Remedy was formulated to shorten the duration of the common cold and was not formulated to be effective for flu or allergies.
I love this stuff. I get it anytime I start feeling icky. I've recommended it to everyone who mentions they feel like they're getting a cold. It tastes a lot better than most medicines. I like this orange one better than their cherry flavor. :)
My family is convinced this product works to shorten length of colds if taken at first symptom! It is not for relieving symptoms, which some reviewers seem to think. Start using at first sign you are getting cold! However, my complaint is how sickeningly sweet they are! Almost makes me vomit it is so strongly flavored and extremely sweet. I always dread taking it, ut I do anyway as I know from experience it works. Can only assume it would taste even worse if not so strongly flavored? Otherwise, why flavor it to such an extreme? Wish they would make a version that is less sweet and more mildly flavored!
Started feeling cold symptoms a week before vacation. A coworker recommended this to me. Grateful she did - I was better several days before we were due to leave for our trip! I didn’t mind the taste at all. Definitely recommend!