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What could cause Taste Loss for a 18-year old boy?

This is a personalized study for a 18 year old male patient who has Flu. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3 male patients aged 18 (±5) who take the same drugs from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Loratadine (latest outcomes from 10,972 users) has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies.

Chlorpheniramine maleate (latest outcomes from 3,080 users) has active ingredients of chlorpheniramine maleate. It is often used in allergies.

What are the conditions

Flu (chills, fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache (often severe), coughing, weakness/fatigue and general discomfort) (latest reports from 22,832 patients) can be treated by Tamiflu, Amoxicillin, Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Nyquil, Tylenol.

What is the symptom

Taste loss (latest reports from 1,292 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, gastroesophageal reflux disease, the flu.

On Nov, 25, 2014: 3 males aged 15 (±5) who take Loratadine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate are studied

Loratadine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 15

Gender: male

Conditions: Flu

Drugs taking:
- Loratadine - 10MG (loratadine): used for 1 - 6 months
- Chlorpheniramine Maleate - 4MG (chlorpheniramine maleate): used for < 1 month

Drug interactions have: most severe taste loss

Comments from or about the patient: I initially took chlorpheniramine once in the afternoon and then once more at night together with the loratadine at night. (All these was during 18/11/2011)

I then took chlorpheniramine and loratadine once, both at the same time at night on 19/11 , 20/11 and 21/11. Today, without much of a blocked nose, I was unable to smell or taste at all. I was still able to taste and smell a little yesterday.
Has this destroyed my olfactory neurones or am I just suffering from a minor drug overdose effect since these antihistamines are two of the few antihistamines that were identified to be responsible for alteration of one's perception of taste and smell?
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eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Taste Loss2 (66.67% of males aged 15 (±5) who take the drugs)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Taste Loss in Flu1 (0.11% of males aged 15 (±5) who have Flu)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Taste Loss in Loratadine1 (0.38% of males aged 15 (±5) who take Loratadine)
Taste Loss in Chlorpheniramine Maleate1 (1.00% of males aged 15 (±5) who take Chlorpheniramine maleate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Loratadine is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Chlorpheniramine Maleate is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Taste LossTaste Lossn/an/an/an/an/aPain
Blood Pressure Systolic Increased
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Joint Range Of Motion Decreased (disease of joint movement)
Vitamin D Deficiency (softening of bones)
Nasal Congestion (blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels)
Migraine (headache)
Headache (pain in head)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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- support group for people who have Taste Loss
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- support group for people who take Loratadine

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Common symptoms:

Boys of age 10-19 with Flu:
  1. Abnormal behaviour (495 reports)
  2. Hallucinations (133 reports)
  3. Delirium (110 reports)
  4. Agitation (106 reports)
  5. Memory loss (87 reports)
  6. Aggression (77 reports)
  7. Depressed level of consciousness (73 reports)
  8. Fever (58 reports)
  9. Nausea and vomiting (55 reports)
  10. Loss of consciousness (48 reports)

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