Review: could Levofloxacin cause Metallic Taste?


Summary

Metallic taste is found among people who take Levofloxacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lansoprazole, and have Prophylaxis . We study 13,173 people who have side effects while taking Levofloxacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 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 pneumonia. (latest outcomes from Levofloxacin 13,293 users)

Metallic Taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) has been reported by people with granuloma, aptyalism (latest reports from 23,734 Metallic taste patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

13,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin.
Among them, 36 people (0.27%) 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: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 9.09 %
  • 20-29: 6.06 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 6.06 %
  • 50-59: 18.18 %
  • 60+: 60.61 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Prophylaxis (5 people)
  • Hypertension (4 people)
  • Depression (3 people)
  • Chemotherapy (3 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lansoprazole (6 people)
  • Lasix (5 people)
  • Famotidine (5 people)
  • Pamelor (4 people)
  • Aspirin (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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