Q: What is Zicam and how does it work?
A: Zicam is an over-the-counter product that contains zinc and is used to reduce both the duration and the severity of the common cold. According to the manufacturer, Zicam works best when used or taken within 24 to 48 hours of the onset of common cold symptoms such as runny nose, nasal congestion or coughing.
Q: Is Zicam a drug?
Zicam was not approved by the FDA as a drug and it was not marketed as a drug. Zicam's manufacturer, Matrixx Initiatives, Inc.,...
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