Review: could Gabapentin cause Metallic taste (Taste - impaired)?
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 Depression.
We study 37,095 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 232 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.
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Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from 39,637 Gabapentin users)
Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression. (latest reports from 24,312 Metallic taste patients)
On Mar, 26, 2015: 37,067 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 232 people (0.63%) have Metallic Taste.
Time on Gabapentin 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||62.50%||12.50%||12.50%||12.50%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Metallic taste when taking Gabapentin * :
|Metallic taste||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.40%||9.77%||21.40%||20.00%||47.44% |
Severity of Metallic taste when taking Gabapentin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Metallic taste||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
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 * :
- Depression (24 people, 10.34%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (20 people, 8.62%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (17 people, 7.33%)
- Pain (15 people, 6.47%)
- Oedema (14 people, 6.03%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aredia (57 people, 24.57%)
- Neurontin (51 people, 21.98%)
- Prilosec (50 people, 21.55%)
- Zometa (49 people, 21.12%)
- Aspirin (47 people, 20.26%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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