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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 36,957 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 231 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,499 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

Trend of gabapentin reports

Metallic taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) (latest reports from 24,191 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

Trend of Metallic taste reports

On Nov, 25, 2014: 36,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 231 people (0.63%) have Metallic Taste.

Trend of Metallic taste in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Metallic taste * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Metallic taste60.00%13.33%13.33%13.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%0.00%1.40%9.81%21.03%20.09%47.66%

Severity of Metallic taste when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%

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. Depression (23 people, 9.96%)
  2. Smoking cessation therapy (20 people, 8.66%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (17 people, 7.36%)
  4. Pain (15 people, 6.49%)
  5. Prophylaxis (14 people, 6.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aredia (57 people, 24.68%)
  2. Neurontin (51 people, 22.08%)
  3. Prilosec (50 people, 21.65%)
  4. Zometa (49 people, 21.21%)
  5. Aspirin (47 people, 20.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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