Levothyroxine sodium and Metallic taste - from FDA reports


Summary

Metallic taste is found among people who take Levothyroxine sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism. This review analyzes which people have Metallic taste with Levothyroxine sodium. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 71,541 people who have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 21, 2017

71,541 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 459 people (0.64%) have Metallic Taste


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levothyroxine sodium cause Metallic taste?

Time on Levothyroxine Sodium when people have Metallic Taste *:

  • < 1 month: 42.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Metallic Taste when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • female: 83.22 %
  • male: 16.78 %

Age of people who have Metallic Taste when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.51 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.51 %
  • 20-29: 0.77 %
  • 30-39: 3.06 %
  • 40-49: 11.73 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 58.42 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (57 people, 12.42%)
  • High Blood Pressure (44 people, 9.59%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (34 people, 7.41%)
  • Depression (26 people, 5.66%)
  • Insomnia (24 people, 5.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (34 people, 7.41%)
  • Omeprazole (27 people, 5.88%)
  • Lisinopril (25 people, 5.45%)
  • Simvastatin (24 people, 5.23%)
  • Lunesta (23 people, 5.01%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (110 people, 23.97%)
  • Fatigue (96 people, 20.92%)
  • Diarrhea (66 people, 14.38%)
  • Appetite - Decreased (57 people, 12.42%)
  • Weight Decreased (53 people, 11.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Metallic taste when taking Levothyroxine sodium?

Levothyroxine Sodium

Levothyroxine sodium has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Levothyroxine sodium 77,719 users)

Metallic Taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) has been reported by people with insomnia, hepatitis c, high blood pressure (latest reports from 43,425 Metallic taste patients).

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