Review: Metallic taste in Levothyroxine
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 19, 2013)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Metallic taste (Taste - impaired) by studying 62,391 people who take Levothyroxine. We analyze: the time on Levothyroxine 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 Levothyroxine. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Levothyroxine sodium (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is used in hypothyroidism, thyroid diseases, hyperthyroidism, chronic thyroiditis, primary hypothyroidism. Commonly reported side effects of Levothyroxine sodium include nausea, nausea aggravated, fatigue, weakness, fatigue aggravated.
Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes.
On Nov, 19, 2013: 62,324 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 302 people (0.48%) have Metallic Taste.
Time on Levothyroxine sodium 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||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||25.00% |
Gender of people who have Metallic taste when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Metallic taste||87.03%||12.97% |
Age of people who have Metallic taste when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Metallic taste||0.35%||0.00%||0.70%||0.35%||3.16%||12.98%||23.51%||58.95% |
Severity of Metallic taste when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Metallic taste||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Metallic taste ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Metallic taste||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (38 people, 12.58%)
- Hypertension (31 people, 10.26%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (27 people, 8.94%)
- Insomnia (25 people, 8.28%)
- Thyroid disorder (24 people, 7.95%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (29 people, 9.60%)
- Omeprazole (23 people, 7.62%)
- Lunesta (23 people, 7.62%)
- Lansoprazole (21 people, 6.95%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (21 people, 6.95%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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