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Zicam is still on the shelves despite risks of sense of smell loss

After a major lawsuit, Zicam is still on the market and consumers are still complaining of loss of smell after using Zicam for cold symptom relief.

New York, New York - Many consumers, especially children and elderly persons, are susceptible to colds several times a year. To alleviate cold symptoms, many people turn to over-the-counter remedies, like Zicam. Zicam is a nasal spray that claims to reduce cold symptoms three times faster with active ingredient Zinc Gluconate.

In January, the maker of Zicam, Matrixx, agreed to a $12 million settlement for 340 Arizona consumers. These consumers complained of losing their sense of smell after using Zicam nasal gel - in some cases the loss was permanent.

Taste and Smell Clinic in Washington D.C. confirms that they have also received numerous reports of consumers experiencing long term sense of smell loss after using Zicam. Experts believe that Zicam's high concentrations of zinc are damaging when sprayed directly into the nostrils - this toxicity can cause destruction to scent receptors.

Matrixx sells millions of products each year including Zicam Cold Remedy, Zicam Allergy Relief, Zicam Maximum Strength Flu, and more.

Learn more about Zicam side effects and file your Zicam complaint to join a potential class action lawsuit.

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