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Review: could Levofloxacin cause Metallic taste?

Summary: Metallic taste could be caused by Levofloxacin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lansoprazole, and have Aplastic anaemia.

We study 5,417 people who have side effects while taking Levofloxacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin (latest outcomes from 5,511 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in sinusitis.

Metallic taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) (latest reports from 158,116 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 5,417 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin. Among them, 12 people (0.22%) have Metallic Taste. They amount to 0.01% of all the 158,088 people who have Metallic Taste on eHealthMe.

Trend of Metallic taste in Levofloxacin reports

Time on Levofloxacin when people have Metallic taste * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Metallic taste100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Metallic taste55.00%45.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%15.79%0.00%0.00%15.79%21.05%47.37%

Severity of Metallic taste when taking Levofloxacin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Metallic taste ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Aplastic anaemia (3 people, 25.00%)
  2. Hiv infection (2 people, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lansoprazole (9 people, 75.00%)
  2. Losartan potassium (8 people, 66.67%)
  3. Timolol maleate (8 people, 66.67%)
  4. Pilocarpine (8 people, 66.67%)
  5. Losartan potassijm (8 people, 66.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I took the prednisone on 9/29/13 for 7 days and stopped as per my doctor said when I complained of leg pain. It got so severe I ended up in ER. Took pain meds till it was gone in 5 days. I could not walk on own.

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