Heparin and Metallic taste - from FDA reports


Summary

Metallic taste is found among people who take Heparin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer . We study 47,258 people who have side effects while taking Heparin from FDA. Among them, 109 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Heparin

Heparin has active ingredients of heparin sodium. (latest outcomes from Heparin 47,516 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 40,611 Metallic taste patients).

On Jan, 31, 2017

47,258 people reported to have side effects when taking Heparin.
Among them, 109 people (0.23%) have Metallic Taste


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Heparin cause Metallic taste?

Time on Heparin when people have Metallic Taste *:

  • < 1 month: 64.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 63.37 %
  • male: 36.63 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.22 %
  • 30-39: 13.33 %
  • 40-49: 8.89 %
  • 50-59: 23.33 %
  • 60+: 52.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sleep Disorder (11 people, 10.09%)
  • Pain (11 people, 10.09%)
  • Breast Cancer (11 people, 10.09%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (9 people, 8.26%)
  • Reflux Gastritis (9 people, 8.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (38 people, 34.86%)
  • Dexamethasone (26 people, 23.85%)
  • Zofran (24 people, 22.02%)
  • Decadron (24 people, 22.02%)
  • Nystatin (19 people, 17.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (41 people, 37.61%)
  • Injury (39 people, 35.78%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (34 people, 31.19%)
  • Chest Pain (32 people, 29.36%)
  • Nausea (31 people, 28.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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