Levofloxacin and Metallic taste - from FDA reports


Summary

Metallic taste is found among people who take Levofloxacin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Vitamin B12, and have Sinusitis . We study 6,421 people who have side effects while taking Levofloxacin from FDA. Among them, 27 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Levofloxacin 6,437 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, 08, 2017

6,421 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin.
Among them, 27 people (0.42%) have Metallic Taste


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levofloxacin cause Metallic taste?

Time on Levofloxacin when people have Metallic Taste *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

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

  • 0-1: 4.55 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.55 %
  • 40-49: 18.18 %
  • 50-59: 4.55 %
  • 60+: 68.18 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sinusitis (5 people, 18.52%)
  • Pneumonia (3 people, 11.11%)
  • Prostate Cancer (2 people, 7.41%)
  • High Blood Pressure (2 people, 7.41%)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (1 person, 3.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin B12 (4 people, 14.81%)
  • Vitamin D (3 people, 11.11%)
  • Vitamin C (3 people, 11.11%)
  • Fish Oil (3 people, 11.11%)
  • Calcium (3 people, 11.11%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (10 people, 37.04%)
  • Joint Pain (8 people, 29.63%)
  • Diarrhea (8 people, 29.63%)
  • Weight Decreased (7 people, 25.93%)
  • Nausea (7 people, 25.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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