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Has anyone ever asked a provider what class of drugs Zicam is rated as? I usually try to refer to <a href="http://www.safefetus.com" target="_blank">www.safefetus.com</a> for information on anything I might be tempted to take, but they don't list Zicam specifically, nor it's "active ingredient" which is some form of zinc I can't remember right now. It does say Zinc isn't a great thing in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters-stimulating preterm labors and all that lovely jazz.... anyway, I've heard it's outstanding at fighting off colds <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/sneeze.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sneeze">: before they get a serious hold and I'd like to know before I need it, ya dig?
 

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As far as I know, Zicam is homeopathic -- so it would be perfectly safe. I've been taking Cold EZ which is a similarly zinc based lozenge and haven't noticed any contractions what so ever.<br><br>
My personal belief is that if a vitamin or mineral tastes or smells good to you, your body needs it, and when you have plenty, that will stop and it will smell gross. If your body needs the zinc, the zicam will taste like cherry, but if not, it tastes metal-y. I wouldn't take it if its metal-y, but if you just taste the cherry flavor or it tastes really really good, by all means keep taking it.<br><br>
Thats not just my theory btw, its from a Dr. .. Gary somebody. Darn placenta brain.
 

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oh hm... I always hated the nasal spray. Yuck<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Well it is still homeopathic.. seems to be the consensus that homeopathic remedies are always safe for anyone.<br><br>
Maybe someone else has better advice though, or maybe you should give your care provider a call. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
 

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Just wanted to add that if you overdo the zicam thing nasally, it could lead to temporary and possibly semi permanent loss of smell. Other than that I think it's fine. There are zicam brand products now on the market that have acetimenophen in them too so be sure to read the label.
 

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Zicam makes all sorts of products, not just the nasal spray...there's throat swabs too for instance. (Thinking about spraying zinc up my shnoz makes me almost feel a burn LOL!)
 
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