From the manufactures website:
Zicam is completely different from most other cold remedies because it actually shortens colds versus just temporarily relieving symptoms. This zinc-free homeopathic formula is delivered in our special no-drip nasal spray form. Our unique plant-based formula provides multi-symptom cold relief and helps open and flush your nasal passages to relieve congestion.
- Clinically proven to reduce symptom severity by the midpoint of the cold.
- Delivered in a special no-drip nasal spray form, this zinc-free homeopathic formula is plant-based and also includes cooling menthol & soothing eucalyptus
- #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand for zinc cold remedies and homeopathic cold products
- #1 Cold Shortening Brand based on sales data of homeopathic cold shortening brands
- Non-drowsy, non-habit forming
Warnings: Located in Picture
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Recommended use: Adults and children 12 years of age and older:
- Remove cap and safety clip
- Hold with thumb at bottom of bottle and nozzle between your fingers
- Before using the first time, prime pump by depressing several times
- Place tip of nozzle just past nasal opening (approximately 1/8")
- Lean your head backwards slightly
- Pump 2 times into each nostril
- Avoid inhaling deeply
- Wipe away any excess
- Dose every 3 hours, not to exceed 5 doses in one 24 hour period
- Children under 12 years of age: do not use