Review: could Levofloxacin cause Metallic taste?
This is a review of Metallic taste (Taste - impaired) by studying 5,417 people who take Levofloxacin. We analyze: the time on Levofloxacin when people have Metallic taste, gender and age of these people, the severity of Metallic taste, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Levofloxacin. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Levofloxacin (latest outcomes from 5,502 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in pneumonia, urinary tract infection. Commonly reported side effects of Levofloxacin include fever, pneumonia, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, thrombocytopenia.
Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) (latest reports from 154,987 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 5,410 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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