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Review: could Cephalexin cause Metallic taste?

We study 7,305 people who have side effects while taking Cephalexin from FDA and social media. Among them, 97 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Cephalexin

Cephalexin (latest outcomes from 8,042 users) has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection.

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, 12, 2014: 7,305 people reported to have side effects when taking Cephalexin. Among them, 97 people (1.33%) have Metallic Taste. They amount to 0.06% of all the 159,979 people who have Metallic Taste on eHealthMe.

Trend of Metallic taste in Cephalexin reports

Time on Cephalexin when people have Metallic taste * :

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

FemaleMale
Metallic taste77.32%22.68%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%1.08%1.08%5.38%44.09%10.75%37.63%

Severity of Metallic taste when taking Cephalexin ** :

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How people recovered from Metallic taste ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (16 people, 16.49%)
  2. Prophylaxis (16 people, 16.49%)
  3. Anxiety (12 people, 12.37%)
  4. Constipation (11 people, 11.34%)
  5. Eczema (11 people, 11.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zithromax (66 people, 68.04%)
  2. Zometa (55 people, 56.70%)
  3. Prilosec (42 people, 43.30%)
  4. Aspirin (42 people, 43.30%)
  5. Percocet (39 people, 40.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • sticknmyself on Oct, 10, 2011:

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    tony on Jun, 17, 2014:

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