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Review: could Levofloxacin cause Metallic taste?

We study 5,432 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 5,524 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 160,002 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

On Jul, 16, 2014: 5,429 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 159,987 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Patient was in constant pain with no ability to move (wasn't even able to pick a glass of water). No supplements were given while on Levofloxacin and inspite of family questioning the high dosage for an unconfirmed Koch's spine diagnosis, patient was prescribed 750mgs of Levoflox twice a day; making it 1.5 gms of the drug taken each day for almost 3 weeks.

    Reply

    karlee on Jul, 23, 2014:

    54 yr old Northern Virginia mom ,wife business owner.I was diagnosed with migraines ,fibromyalgia 10 yrs ago. I HAVE LOOKED FOR ANSWERS ever since. My disease has progressed,changing my life so much.I have not found the cure for my condition. Most of the drugs I have used cause other symptoms,I have tried them all. I am about to start treating my fibromyalgia with quaifenesin. Any advice,would be welcome.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Was put on this antibiotic for chronic sinusitis but after 10 days on drug have swollen painful feet and hard to walk. Sometimes pain in knees, arms.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • The taste is so bad that it can turn my stomach. I have been told to stay
    on the drug due to having a very bad case of shingles in the ear and mouth.
    Will it go away when I am off the medication

    Reply

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