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can I take Zicam cold remedy when pregnant?
Just a quick question, in case anyone knows.  Is it safe to take Zicam cold remedy during pregnancy.  I'm 39 weeks so I don't see how it could harm the baby, but the pharmacist wouldn't tell me if it was okay, said I'd have to ask my dr, since it's Sunday I can't.  Just wondering if anyone else has ever tried this-I really don't want to be sick and in labor at the same time :)
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151928 tn?1275710937
Not to scare you, but I just saw a Dateline (I think it was Dateline) special on Zicam and how there have been women/men who lost their sense of smell and taste from Zicam...
So, just be cautious...
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152852 tn?1205717026
I agree with dainsey--I didn't see the Dateline show, but I've read about the reported cases of loss of sense of smell online.  I wouldn't take it (pregnant or not).
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wait and ask your dr
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dh (a pharmacist) didn't let me take zicam even when i wasn't pregnant.
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zycam is NOT safe for taking during pregnancy, I just asked my obgyn today, they said due to its high levels of zinc.
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