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Review: could Carafate cause Metallic taste?

We study 4,343 people who have side effects while taking Carafate from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Carafate

Carafate (latest outcomes from 4,505 users) has active ingredients of sucralfate. It is often used in gastric ulcer.

Metallic taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) (latest reports from 159,999 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

On Jul, 16, 2014: 4,343 people reported to have side effects when taking Carafate. Among them, 32 people (0.74%) have Metallic Taste. They amount to 0.02% of all the 159,986 people who have Metallic Taste on eHealthMe.

Trend of Metallic taste in Carafate reports

Time on Carafate when people have Metallic taste * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Metallic taste100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Metallic taste when taking Carafate * :

FemaleMale
Metallic taste78.12%21.88%

Age of people who have Metallic taste when taking Carafate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%37.50%21.88%40.62%

Severity of Metallic taste when taking Carafate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Metallic taste ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hepatitis c (3 people, 9.38%)
  2. Menopausal symptoms (2 people, 6.25%)
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (2 people, 6.25%)
  4. Glaucoma (2 people, 6.25%)
  5. Rectal cancer (2 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (10 people, 31.25%)
  2. Zantac (9 people, 28.12%)
  3. Spiriva (7 people, 21.88%)
  4. Aspirin (6 people, 18.75%)
  5. Nexium (6 people, 18.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • horrible metallic taste in the mouth and also feeling woozy

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • sticknmyself on Oct, 10, 2011:

    I've been taking Victoza for about 6 months. Have lost weight (>10 lbs.), but have very impaired taste and smell. I think this side-effect should be addressed, especially because it could very well be what leads people to believe they are losing weight as a result of the drug.

    Reply

    gallagher mercedes on Apr, 6, 2013:

    i have been taking victoza since nov 2012 and have lost 43 lbs which is good i feel better all the water i retained i lost. im on 1.08 the only problem is things tast salty. i eat a lot of hard candies sugar free. sometimes i can eat so much and then i have to stop, because of the bad taste. has anyone figured out a way to get rid of the salty and nasty taste. iam a female 71 years old

    Reply

    Wanda on Aug, 1, 2013:

    Female, 50 years old. Been taking Victoza about 5 months and have loss of smell. Has anyone stop taking regain sense of taste or smell.

    Wanda

    Reply

    Fulvio on Oct, 7, 2013:

    A month after my last post, my loss of smell and taste has evolved into a very bad taste in my mouth as well as bad smell. It is very nauseating, so I have stopped the victoza as it has become intolerable.

    Reply

    Fulvio on Aug, 15, 2013:

    I too Have been on Victoza for aprox. 5 months and am experiencing loss smell in particular and loss of tast to a lesser degree.

    Reply

    tony on Jun, 17, 2014:

    How do i cure this typhoid...for the past one month ..i had severe headaches,stomach,eyepain
    Went to hospital after all that it came back.. I need ur help

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Shiloh on Jun, 12, 2014:

    I have a terrible metallic taste that feels like it is coming primarily from my lips. I have taken Ativan off and on for about five years. Most recently took 100mg every night for about six months. Have not taken it for past six weeks and bitter taste is not abating. It is controlling my life!

    Reply

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