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Review: could Fish oil cause Metallic taste (Taste - impaired)?

Summary: Metallic taste is found among people who take Fish oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 20,095 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 214 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Fish oil and have Metallic taste >>>

Fish oil

Fish oil (latest outcomes from 21,081 users) has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Trend of fish oil reports

Metallic taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) (latest reports from 160,208 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

Trend of Metallic taste reports

On Nov, 13, 2014: 20,095 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 214 people (1.06%) have Metallic Taste.

Trend of Metallic taste in Fish oil reports

Time on Fish oil when people have Metallic taste * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

Gender of people who have Metallic taste when taking Fish oil * :

FemaleMale
Metallic taste64.32%35.68%

Age of people who have Metallic taste when taking Fish oil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%0.00%0.55%1.09%18.58%22.95%56.83%

Severity of Metallic taste when taking Fish oil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Metallic taste0.00%33.33%66.67%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. Hypertension (39 people, 18.22%)
  2. Smoking cessation therapy (27 people, 12.62%)
  3. Blood cholesterol (26 people, 12.15%)
  4. Depression (23 people, 10.75%)
  5. Pain (21 people, 9.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (82 people, 38.32%)
  2. Zometa (45 people, 21.03%)
  3. Multi-vitamins (44 people, 20.56%)
  4. Folic acid (41 people, 19.16%)
  5. Zithromax (41 people, 19.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I had an abortion 3 weeks ago and thought all was okay but i've been experiencing the metallic taste in my mouth for 3 days now.

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  • Penis is not sensitive. difficult to ejaculate, little, sometimes, no semen produced
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    I have a swollen lymph node which appeared in the neck area under my left ear about three weeks ago...it grew quickly (overnight) and then it came down significantly after I took antibiotics. It is almost gone, but I can still feel a very, very small lump (it still keeps going down every day). Went ...

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