Gabapentin and Metallic taste - from FDA reports


Summary

Metallic taste is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aredia, and have Pain . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 554 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,164 users)

Metallic Taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) has been reported by people with insomnia, hepatitis c, high blood pressure (latest reports from 40,604 Metallic taste patients).

On Feb, 16, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 554 people (0.66%) have Metallic Taste


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Metallic taste?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Metallic Taste *:

  • < 1 month: 46.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Metallic Taste when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 64.62 %
  • male: 35.38 %

Age of people who have Metallic Taste when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.06 %
  • 30-39: 4.94 %
  • 40-49: 16.47 %
  • 50-59: 25.65 %
  • 60+: 49.88 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (55 people, 9.93%)
  • Depression (39 people, 7.04%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (38 people, 6.86%)
  • High Blood Pressure (37 people, 6.68%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (33 people, 5.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aredia (63 people, 11.37%)
  • Zometa (61 people, 11.01%)
  • Prilosec (59 people, 10.65%)
  • Neurontin (59 people, 10.65%)
  • Nexium (52 people, 9.39%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (159 people, 28.70%)
  • Fatigue (125 people, 22.56%)
  • Pain (112 people, 20.22%)
  • Appetite - Decreased (108 people, 19.49%)
  • Weight Decreased (107 people, 19.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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