Review: could Levofloxacin cause Metallic taste?
We study 5,429 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 (latest outcomes from 5,522 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in urinary tract infection.
Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) (latest reports from 159,999 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.
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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horrible metallic taste in the mouth and also feeling woozy
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