FAQs

  • How do I use Cold-EEZE®?

    Cold Shortening Products

    Cold-EEZE® Lozenges

    Take Cold-EEZE® when you have cold symptoms. Symptoms could include one or more of the following: cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, post-nasal drip and/or hoarseness. Keep taking Cold-EEZE® until all symptoms subside. Your cold may still last a few days after you start taking Cold-EEZE®.

    Do not take Cold-EEZE® lozenges on an empty stomach to avoid possible minor stomach upset. Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after use. Otherwise, drink plenty of fluids.

    Stop use and ask your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist for more than 7 days or are accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache.

    Cold Shortening Plus

    Cold-EEZE® Gummies

    Take Cold-EEZE® Plus Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Gummies when you have cold or flu symptoms. Keep taking Cold-EEZE until all symptoms subside. Your cold may still last a few days after you start taking Cold-EEZE.

    Do not take Cold-EEZE® Gummies on an empty stomach to avoid possible minor stomach upset. Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after use. Otherwise, drink plenty of fluids.

    Stop use and ask your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist for more than 7 days or are accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache.

    Cold-EEZE® Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Lozenges

    Take Cold-EEZE® Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Lozenges when you have cold or flu symptoms.

    Do not take Cold-EEZE® lozenges on an empty stomach to avoid possible minor stomach upset. Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after use. Otherwise, drink plenty of fluids.

    Stop use and ask your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist for more than 7 days or are accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache.

    Cold-EEZE® QuickMelts®

    Take Cold-EEZE® QuickMelts® when you have cold symptoms. Symptoms could include one or more of the following: cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, post-nasal drip and/or hoarseness. Keep taking Cold-EEZE® until all symptoms subside. Your cold may still last a few days after you start taking Cold-EEZE®.

    Do not take Cold-EEZE® QuickMelts® on an empty stomach to avoid possible minor stomach upset. Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after use. Otherwise, drink plenty of fluids.

    Stop use and ask your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist for more than 7 days or are accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache.

    Cold-EEZE® Oral Spray Plus Sore Throat

    Take Cold-EEZE® Oral Spray Plus Sore Throat when you have cold symptoms. Symptoms could include one or more of the following: cough, sore throat, hoarseness, nasal congestion and/or post nasal drip. Keep taking Cold-EEZE® until all symptoms subside. Your cold may still last a few days after you start taking Cold-EEZE®.

    Do not take Cold-EEZE® Oral Spray Plus Sore Throat on an empty stomach to avoid possible minor stomach upset. Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes after use. Otherwise, drink plenty of fluids.

    Stop use and ask your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist for more than 7 days or are accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache.

    Cold & Flu Symptom Relief & Children’s Symptom Relief

    Cold-EEZE® Symptom Relief Liquids

    Use as directed. Please speak with your healthcare practitioner before using with other over-the-counter or prescription medications.

    Natural Allergy Relief

    Cold-EEZE® Natural Allergy Relief™

    Take Cold-EEZE® Natural Allergy Relief™ when you have allergy symptoms. Do not crush or divide the caplets.

  • What are the recommended dosages?

    Cold Shortening Products

    Lozenges

    Completely dissolve a Cold-EEZE® lozenge in mouth. Do not chew. Repeat every 2 to 4 hours as needed until all symptoms subside. The recommended daily dosage is 6 lozenges for adults and 4 lozenges for children ages 12-17 years old.

    Cold Shortening Plus

    Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Lozenges

    Dissolve entire lozenge in mouth. Do not chew. Do not swallow whole. Repeat every 2-4 hours as needed until all symptoms subside. The recommended daily dose is 6 lozenges for adults and 4 lozenges for children ages 12-17 years old.

    Plus Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Gummies

    Dissolve two gummies in mouth. Do not swallow whole. For best results, dissolve gummies in your mouth. Repeat every 2-4 hours as needed until all symptoms subside. The recommended daily dose is 12 gummies for adults and 8 gummies for children ages 12-17 years old.

    Plus Nighttime Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts®

    Dissolve entire tablet in mouth. Do not chew. Do not swallow whole. Take 1 tablet 1 hour before bedtime. Recommended dose is 1 tablet for adults. Allow 6-8 hours for sleep after taking tablet. For individuals under the age of 18, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.

    Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts®

    Dissolve entire tablet in mouth. Do not chew. Do not swallow whole. Take 1 tablet at the onset of symptoms. Repeat every 2-4 hours as needed until all symptoms subside. The recommended daily dose is 6 tablets for adults and 4 tablets for children ages 12-17 years old.

    Plus Natural Immune Support with Natural Energy QuickMelts®

    Dissolve entire tablet in mouth. Do not chew. Do not swallow whole. Take 1 tablet at the onset of symptoms. Repeat every 2-4 hours as needed until all symptoms subside. The recommended daily dose is 6 tablets for adults. For individuals under the age of 18 years old, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.

    Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelts®

    Daytime QuickMelts®

    Adults and children 12 years and over: dissolve entire tablet in mouth. Do not chew. Do not swallow whole. Take 1 tablet at the onset of symptoms. Repeat every 2-4 hours as needed until all symptoms subside. The recommended daily dose is 6 tablets for adults and 4 tablets for children ages 12-17 years old. For children under 12 years of age, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.

    Nighttime QuickMelts®

    Adults: dissolve entire tablet in mouth. Do not chew. Do not swallow whole. Take 1 Nighttime tablet 1 hour before bedtime. Recommended dose is 1 tablet for adults. For individuals under the age of 18 years old, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.

    Oral Spray Plus Sore Throat

    Adults and children 12 years and over: spray 2 times in mouth at the onset of symptoms on inside of cheeks, roof of mouth or gums. Retain for 15 seconds. Swallow. Repeat every 2-4 hours as needed until symptoms subside. The recommended daily dose is up to 12 sprays (6 doses) per day. For children under 12 years of age, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.

    Cold & Flu Symptom Relief

    Nighttime Cold & Flu

    Adults and children 12 years and older: 20 mL orally every 4 hours, not to exceed 6 doses in 24 hours

    Daytime Cold & Flu

    Adults and children 12 years and older: 20 mL orally every 4 hours, not to exceed 6 doses in 24 hours

    Children’s Symptom Relief

    Children’s Nighttime Cold & Cough

    Children 6 to 12 years of age: 10 mL (2 tsp) in dosing cup provided every 4 hours; do not give more than 5 doses in any 24-hour period

    Children under 6 years of age: do not use

    Children’s Daytime Cough & Chest Congestion Relief

    Children 6 years to 12 years: 5 mL (1 tsp) – 10 mL (2 tsp) orally every 4 hours, not to exceed 6 doses in 24 hours

    Children 4 years to 6 years: 2.5 mL (1/2 tsp) – 5 mL (1 tsp) orally every 4 hours, not to exceed 6 doses in 24 hours

    Children under 4 years: do not use

    Natural Allergy Relief™

    For ages 12 years and older: take 1 caplet with water. Repeat every 8-12 hours as needed until all symptoms subside. Do not take more than 3 caplets per day. For individuals under the age of 12, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.

  • How much zinc is in the Cold Shortening and Cold Shortening Plus products?

    Each dose of the Cold-EEZE® lozenges, Gummies, QuickMelts® and Oral Spray contains ~13.3 mg zinc.

  • Can I take other medicines while taking Cold-EEZE®?

    Cold Shortening Products

    Regular and Sugar Free Lozenges

    While Cold-EEZE® can be safely taken with most other medications, including other cough/cold products, you should always inform your healthcare practitioner that you are taking Cold-EEZE® or any other medications. Zinc is a trace mineral, and it has been reported to make doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline or as well as Coumadin less effective. It may keep those drugs from absorbing effectively. If you are taking those drugs, ask your doctor before you use Cold-EEZE®. Talk to your healthcare practitioner for more information.

    Cold Shortening Plus

    Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Lozenges or
    Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts® or
    Plus Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Gummies

    While Cold-EEZE® can be safely taken with most other medications, including other cough/cold products, you should always inform your healthcare practitioner that you are taking Cold-EEZE® or any other medications. Zinc is a trace mineral, and it has been reported to make minocycline, doxycycline, tetracycline or as well as Coumadin less effective. It may inhibit the absorption of these medicines. If you are taking those drugs, ask your doctor before you use Cold-EEZE®.

    Ask a doctor before use if you are under medical supervision for diabetes or have multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or an auto-immune condition.

    Plus Nighttime Multi-Symptom QuickMelts®

    While Cold-EEZE® can be safely taken with most other medications, you should always inform your healthcare practitioner that you are taking Cold-EEZE® or other medications. Zinc is a trace mineral and has been reported to make fluvoximine (Luvox), minocycline, doxycycline, tetracycline, or as well as Coumadin less effective. If you are taking these drugs, ask your doctor before you use Cold-EEZE®.

    Ask a doctor before use if you are under medical supervision and/or are taking tranquilizers, sedatives, or anti-seizure medicines, or if you are under medical supervision for diabetes or have multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or an auto-immune condition.

    Plus Natural Immune Support with Natural Energy QuickMelts®

    While Cold-EEZE® can be safely taken with most other medications, including other cough/cold products, you should always inform your healthcare practitioner that you are taking Cold-EEZE® or any other medications. Zinc is a trace mineral, and it has been reported to make doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline or as well as Coumadin less effective. It may inhibit the absorption of these medicines. If you are taking those drugs, ask your doctor before you use Cold-EEZE®. Talk to your healthcare practitioner for more information.

    Ask a doctor before use if you are under medical supervision for diabetes or have a skin condition called pemphigus vulgaris or have multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or an auto-immune condition.

    Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelts®

    Daytime QuickMelts®

    While Cold-EEZE® can be safely taken with most other medications, including other cough/cold products, you should always inform your healthcare practitioner that you are taking Cold-EEZE® or any other medications. Zinc is a trace mineral, and it has been reported to make minocycline, doxycycline, tetracycline, or as well as Coumadin less effective. It may inhibit the absorption of these medicines. If you are taking those drugs, ask your doctor before you use Cold-EEZE®. Talk to your healthcare practitioner for more information.

    Nighttime QuickMelts®

    Ask a doctor before use if you:

    • Are taking fluvoxamine (Luvox), minocycline, doxycycline, tetracycline or are on Coumadin therapy, as this product may inhibit the absorption of these medicines.
    • Are under medical supervision and/or are taking tranquilizers, sedatives or anti-seizure medicines.
    • Do not take concomitantly with loperamide.

    Oral Spray Plus Sore Throat

    While Cold-EEZE® can be safely taken with most other medications, including other cough/cold products, you should always inform your healthcare provider that you are taking Cold-EEZE® or any other medications. Zinc is a trace mineral, and it has been reported to make minocycline, doxycycline, tetracycline or as well as Coumadin less effective. It may inhibit the absorption of these medicines. If you are taking those drugs, ask your doctor before you use Cold-EEZE®. Talk to your healthcare practitioner for more information.

    Cold & Flu Symptom Relief & Children’s Symptom Relief

    Please speak with your healthcare practitioner.

    Natural Allergy Relief™

    Ask a doctor before use if you are on anticoagulant therapy, barbiturates, or are under medical supervision for diabetes and are taking diabetes medication, as sambucus nigra (Elder Flower) can decrease blood sugar levels.

  • Do Cold-EEZE® lozenges cause anosmia?

    Cold-EEZE® lozenges are dissolved orally. There is no association in medical literature nor are there any confirmed cases of oral zinc remedies (Cold-EEZE®) causing anosmia.

  • Is Cold-EEZE® safe to give to my children?

    Cold Shortening Products

    Regular and Sugar Free Lozenges

    Cold-EEZE® has been studied and shown to be effective in adolescents and adults (ages 12 years and over). Cold-EEZE® does not have studies confirming effectiveness and safety for children under the age of 12. As with all treatments for your child, the best source of information is your pediatrician. Consult with your pediatrician before giving your child this or any other medication.

    Cold Shortening Plus

    Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Lozenges or
    Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts® or
    Plus Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Gummies or
    Plus Nighttime Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts®

    For children under 12 years of age, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.

    Plus Nighttime Immune Support with Natural Energy QuickMelts®

    For children under the age of 18, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.

    Plus Natural Immune Support with Natural Energy QuickMelts®

    For children under the age of 18, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.

    Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelts®

    Daytime QuickMelts®

    For children under 12 years of age, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.

    Nighttime QuickMelts®

    For individuals under the age of 18, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.

    Oral Spray Plus Sore Throat

    For children under 12 years of age, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.

    Cold & Flu Symptom Relief

    Nighttime Cold & Flu

    Do not use for children under 12 years of age.

    Daytime Cold & Flu

    Do not use for children under 12 years of age.

    Children’s Symptom Relief

    Children’s Nighttime Cold & Cough

    Do not use for children under 6 years of age.

    Children’s Daytime Cough & Chest Congestion Relief

    Do not use for children under 4 years of age.

    Natural Allergy Relief™

    For children under 12 years of age, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.

  • Does Cold-EEZE® contain gluten?

    No, all Cold-EEZE® products are gluten free.

  • How many grams of carbohydrates and how many calories are in Cold-EEZE®?

    Cold Shortening Products

    Regular Lozenges

    There are 3.3g carbohydrates and about 13 calories in each Cold-EEZE® lozenge.

    Sugar Free Lozenges

    Each Sugar Free Cold-EEZE® Lozenge contains 2.8 grams of carbohydrates and about 9 calories.

    Cold Shortening Plus

    Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu lozenges

    There are 3.3 grams of carbohydrates and about 13 calories in each lozenge.

    Plus Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Gummies

    There are 3 grams of carbohydrates and about 15 calories in 2 gummies.

    Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts®

    There is less than 1 gram of carbohydrates and about 1 calorie in each QuickMelt®.

    Plus Natural Immune Support with Natural Energy QuickMelts®

    There is less than 1 gram of carbohydrates and about 1 calorie in each QuickMelt®.

    Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelts®

    There is less than 1 gram of carbohydrates and about 1 calorie in each QuickMelt®.

    Oral Spray Plus Sore Throat

    There is less than 1 carbohydrate and about 2.4 calories per dose (2 sprays).

    Cold & Flu Symptom Relief

    N/A

    Children’s Symptom Relief

    N/A

    Natural Allergy Relief™

    There is less than 1 gram of carbohydrates and about 1 calorie in each caplet.

  • Is Cold-EEZE® safe for people with high blood pressure?

    Cold Shortening Products

    Regular and Sugar-Free Lozenges

    Cold-EEZE® lozenges do not contain any ingredients that have been shown to raise blood pressure.

    Cold Shortening Plus

    Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Lozenges or
    Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief QuickMelts® or
    Plus Multi-Symptom Relief Gummies

    These products do not contain any ingredients that have been shown to raise blood pressure.

    Plus Nighttime Multi-Symptom Relief QuickMelts®

    This product does not contain any ingredients that have been shown to raise blood pressure.

    Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief QuickMelts®

    This product does not contain any ingredients that have been shown to raise blood pressure.

    Plus Natural Immune Support with Natural Energy QuickMelts®

    No. Caffeine can cause a temporarily increase in your blood pressure, even if you don’t have high blood pressure.

    Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelts®

    This product does not contain any ingredients that have been shown to raise blood pressure.

    Oral Spray Plus Sore Throat

    This product does not contain any ingredients that have been shown to raise blood pressure.

    Cold & Flu Symptom Relief & Children’s Symptom Relief

    Speak with your healthcare provider if you are under a doctor’s care for an existing medical condition or are taking any other medication before taking these products.

    Natural Allergy Relief™

    This product does not contain any ingredients that have been shown to raise blood pressure.

  • Is Cold-EEZE® safe for pregnant women?

    If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a healthcare practitioner before using Cold-EEZE® products.

  • Is Cold-EEZE® safe for people with diabetes?

    If you are under medical supervision for diabetes and are taking diabetes medication, please ask your doctor before use.

  • Does Cold-EEZE® have an expiration date?

    Cold Shortening Products

    Regular and Sugar Free Lozenges

    Cold-EEZE® lozenges are not required to carry an expiration date. The numbers on the side of your box of Cold-EEZE® are lot numbers used specifically for internal tracking purposes and do not indicate a date.

    Cold Shortening Plus

    Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu lozenges

    Cold-EEZE® lozenges are not required to carry an expiration date. However, they are best if used within 6 months after opening. The numbers on the side of your box of Cold-EEZE® are lot numbers used specifically for internal tracking purposes and do not indicate a date.

    Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts® or
    Plus Nighttime Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts® or
    Plus Natural Immune Support with Natural Energy QuickMelts® or
    Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelts®

    Cold-EEZE® QuickMelts® have an expiration date which is printed on the bottom of the package and on the back of each blister card.

    Plus Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Gummies

    Cold-EEZE® Plus Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Gummies have an expiration date which is printed on the bottom of the bottle.

    Oral Spray Plus Sore Throat

    Cold-EEZE® Oral Spray Plus Sore Throat has an expiration date which is printed on both the bottom of the package and on the bottom of the bottle.

    Cold & Flu Symptom Relief & Children’s Symptom Relief

    Cold-EEZE® Cold & Flu and Children’s Symptom Relief products all have expiration dates which are printed on the outside of the Drug Facts label on the back of the bottle.

    Natural Allergy Relief™

    Cold-EEZE® Natural Allergy Relief™ has an expiration date which is printed on the bottom of the package and on the back of each blister card.