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 . We study 69,496 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA. Among them, 435 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Levothyroxine Sodium

Levothyroxine sodium has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Levothyroxine sodium 75,550 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 40,604 Metallic taste patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

69,496 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 435 people (0.63%) 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: 82.63 %
  • male: 17.37 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.53 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.53 %
  • 20-29: 0.8 %
  • 30-39: 2.94 %
  • 40-49: 11.5 %
  • 50-59: 24.6 %
  • 60+: 59.09 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (51 people, 11.72%)
  • High Blood Pressure (40 people, 9.20%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (33 people, 7.59%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (24 people, 5.52%)
  • Depression (24 people, 5.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (34 people, 7.82%)
  • Omeprazole (27 people, 6.21%)
  • Lisinopril (25 people, 5.75%)
  • Simvastatin (24 people, 5.52%)
  • Lunesta (23 people, 5.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (102 people, 23.45%)
  • Fatigue (87 people, 20.00%)
  • Diarrhea (62 people, 14.25%)
  • Weight Decreased (50 people, 11.49%)
  • Weakness (47 people, 10.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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