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Review: could Levofloxacin cause Metallic taste?

We study 5,437 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 5,529 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 160,106 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 5,435 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 160,041 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 (6 days ago):

  • I take clonaise once per day before bedtime. I have lost my sense of smell and taste.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Hot flash onset ca. 30 mins post oral admin of levofloxacin. Prednisone listed due to potential x reaction. Prednisone spaced at least 4 hours prior to levofloxacin. Results in moderate hot flashes and reddening of skin as well as raised basal temperature for 8 hours. Normality restored approx. 12 hours post levofloxacin.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Frozen on Aug, 11, 2014:

    24 year old female
    25 mg fluvoxamine for anxiety, OCD, and depression.
    Horrible taste in my mouth which mostly occurs while I eat/ after I eat. It's made all of my meals taste like a mouthful of dirty pennies!

    Reply

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