Review: could Levofloxacin cause Metallic taste (Taste - impaired)?
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 Lansoprazole, and have Aplastic anemia.
We study 5,449 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 has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 5,543 Levofloxacin users)
Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression. (latest reports from 24,319 Metallic taste patients)
On Mar, 26, 2015: 5,449 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin. Among them, 12 people (0.22%) have Metallic Taste.
Time on Levofloxacin when people have Metallic taste * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Metallic taste||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Metallic taste when taking Levofloxacin * :
|Metallic taste||55.00%||45.00% |
Age of people who have Metallic taste when taking Levofloxacin * :
|Metallic taste||0.00%||0.00%||15.79%||0.00%||0.00%||15.79%||21.05%||47.37% |
Severity of Metallic taste when taking Levofloxacin ** :
How people recovered from Metallic taste ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Aplastic anaemia (3 people, 25.00%)
- Hiv infection (2 people, 16.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lansoprazole (9 people, 75.00%)
- Losartan potassium (8 people, 66.67%)
- Timolol maleate (8 people, 66.67%)
- Pilocarpine (8 people, 66.67%)
- Losartan potassijm (8 people, 66.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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