Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief Side Effects

Generic Name: oxymetazoline nasal

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug oxymetazoline nasal. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief.

It is possible that some side effects of Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to oxymetazoline nasal: nasal solution, nasal spray

As well as its needed effects, oxymetazoline nasal (the active ingredient contained in Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking oxymetazoline nasal, check with your doctor immediately:

  • Blurred vision
  • fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
  • headache, dizziness, drowsiness, or lightheadedness
  • high blood pressure
  • increase in runny or stuffy nose
  • nervousness
  • trembling
  • trouble in sleeping
  • weakness

Some oxymetazoline nasal side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

  • Burning, dryness, or stinging inside of nose
  • sneezing

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to oxymetazoline nasal: nasal solution, nasal spray

Local

Local side effects have included burning and stinging following application.

Other

Rebound congestion may be more prevalent with a duration of use greater than 3 days.

Other side effects have included rebound congestion.

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