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 (latest outcomes from 4,505 users) has active ingredients of sucralfate. It is often used in gastric ulcer.
Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) (latest reports from 160,002 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.
Time on Carafate when people have Metallic taste * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Metallic taste||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Metallic taste when taking Carafate * :
|Metallic taste||78.12%||21.88% |
Age of people who have Metallic taste when taking Carafate * :
|Metallic taste||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||37.50%||21.88%||40.62% |
Severity of Metallic taste when taking Carafate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Metallic taste||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Metallic taste ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Metallic taste||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hepatitis c (3 people, 9.38%)
- Menopausal symptoms (2 people, 6.25%)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (2 people, 6.25%)
- Glaucoma (2 people, 6.25%)
- Rectal cancer (2 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (10 people, 31.25%)
- Zantac (9 people, 28.12%)
- Spiriva (7 people, 21.88%)
- Aspirin (6 people, 18.75%)
- 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 (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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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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!
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