The company said Tuesday that Zicam Cold Remedy Medicated Fruit Drops help shorten the length of a cold when taken at the first sign of symptoms.
Made from a unique formula, the drops don’t just mask symptoms but reduce the duration of colds so consumers can recover faster, Zicam noted. The soft, assorted fruit drops contain pectin, a gelling agent that helps prevent the drops from melting and sticking together.
Each container holds 25 fruit drops — in a mix of orange, lemon and cherry flavors — and can be found at major retailers nationwide. Zicam added that the drops are non-drowsy and non-habit forming.
“We recognize that consumers are looking for more choices in form and flavor when in the cold aisle, so we are always innovating new ways to shorten colds,” stated Lori Norian, vice president of marketing at Zicam. “We care about those using our products and with our new Medicated Fruit Drops we aimed to create another delicious yet unique way to get better faster. Early results are showing that consumers agree.”
Zicam’s roster of over-the-counter, homeopathic cold-shortening, allergy relief and allopathic nasal congestion products also includes includes Zicam RapidMelts, Nasal Swabs and Nasal Spray.
“Coming down with a cold is an unpleasant experience. In addition to dealing with symptoms, we can also feel more isolated and lonely,” according to M’lou Walker, chief executive officer. “At Zicam, we are always looking for ways to show our consumers that we are there for them. We are passionate about helping people get back to feeling bette, so they can enjoy time with their family and friends. With our new Medicated Fruit Drops, we hope to bring a delectable mix of flavor into cold shortening, while making a difference in people’s lives.”