Cold-eeze (Cold Remedy)

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What is Cold EEZE® cold remedy (zinc) used for?

Cold EEZE® is used to shorten the duration of the common cold. It also reduces the severity of cold symptoms such as cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, post nasal drip and/or hoarseness.

How should I take Cold EEZE® cold remedy (zinc)?

This drug comes as a lozenge. Take it by mouth. Do not take on an empty stomach to avoid possible minor stomach upset. Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after use.

Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take it exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

How do I store Cold EEZE® cold remedy (zinc)?

Cold EEZE® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Cold EEZE® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Cold EEZE® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Cold EEZE® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Cold EEZE® cold remedy (zinc)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Cold EEZE® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

When Cold EEZE® cold remedy combines with certain foods, it may not be absorbed into your body. These following foods should be avoided or taken 2 hours after you take Cold EEZE® cold remedy:

  • Bran
  • Fiber-containing foods
  • Phosphorus-containing foods such as milk or poultry
  • Whole-grain breads and cereals

Do not take Cold EEZE® cold remedy supplements and copper, iron, or phosphorus supplements at the same time. It is best to space doses of these products 2 hours apart, to get the full benefit from each dietary supplement.

Stop using this drug and ask your doctor if your symptoms persist beyond 7 days.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Cold EEZE® cold remedy during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Cold EEZE® cold remedy.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Cold EEZE® cold remedy (zinc)?

When taking with large doses, it may cause:

  • Chills
  • Ulcers or sores in mouth or throat
  • Fever
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


What drugs may interact with Cold EEZE® cold remedy (zinc)?

Cold EEZE® cold remedy may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products may interact with this drug, such as:

  • Minocycline
  • Doxycycline
  • Tetracycline
  • Zinc treatment
  • Coumadin therapy

Does food or alcohol interact with Cold EEZE® cold remedy (zinc)?

Cold EEZE® cold remedy may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Cold EEZE® cold remedy (zinc)?

Cold EEZE® cold remedy may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Cold EEZE® cold remedy (zinc).

What is the dose of Cold EEZE® cold remedy (zinc) for an adult?

Adults and children 12 years and over:

The recommended dose is 6 lozenges for adults and 4 lozenges for ages 12 – 17. Repeat every 2 – 4 hours as needed.

What is the dose of Cold EEZE® cold remedy (zinc) for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Cold EEZE® cold remedy (zinc) available?

Cold EEZE® cold remedy is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Lozenge

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Cold EEZE® cold remedy, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: May 25, 2017 | Last Modified: December 19, 2019

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