Review: could Gabapentin cause Metallic Taste?


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 51,421 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 321 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 pain. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 83,493 users)

Metallic Taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) has been reported by people with agranulocytosis, renal cell carcinoma, oral discomfort, pneumonia, granuloma (latest reports from 39,158 Metallic taste patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

51,421 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 321 people (0.62%) have Metallic Taste


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Metallic taste?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Metallic Taste *:

  • < 1 month: 55.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.56 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 5.56 %

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

  • female: 68.45 %
  • male: 31.55 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.9 %
  • 30-39: 5.32 %
  • 40-49: 19.39 %
  • 50-59: 24.33 %
  • 60+: 49.05 %

Severity if Metallic Taste when taking Gabapentin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 60 %
  • most severe: 40 %

How people recovered from Metallic Taste **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (33 people, 10.28%)
  • Depression (30 people, 9.35%)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (21 people, 6.54%)
  • Hypertension (21 people, 6.54%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (21 people, 6.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aredia (63 people, 19.63%)
  • Zometa (56 people, 17.45%)
  • Neurontin (56 people, 17.45%)
  • Prilosec (54 people, 16.82%)
  • Folic Acid (47 people, 14.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (98 people, 30.53%)
  • Pain (87 people, 27.10%)
  • Back Pain (82 people, 25.55%)
  • Fatigue (71 people, 22.12%)
  • Headache (69 people, 21.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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