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Review: could Levothyroxine sodium cause Metallic taste (Taste - impaired)?

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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 67,377 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 330 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Levothyroxine sodium

Levothyroxine sodium (latest outcomes from 70,083 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Metallic taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) (latest reports from 160,208 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

On Nov, 12, 2014: 67,377 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 330 people (0.49%) have Metallic Taste.

Trend of Metallic taste in Levothyroxine sodium reports

Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Metallic taste * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Metallic taste0.00%14.29%0.00%14.29%28.57%28.57%14.29%

Gender of people who have Metallic taste when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

FemaleMale
Metallic taste86.84%13.16%

Age of people who have Metallic taste when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Metallic taste0.33%0.00%0.65%0.33%3.91%13.03%23.13%58.63%

Severity of Metallic taste when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Metallic taste0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Metallic taste ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (44 people, 13.33%)
  2. Hypertension (31 people, 9.39%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (27 people, 8.18%)
  4. Thyroid disorder (25 people, 7.58%)
  5. Insomnia (25 people, 7.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (31 people, 9.39%)
  2. Omeprazole (24 people, 7.27%)
  3. Lunesta (23 people, 6.97%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (22 people, 6.67%)
  5. Lansoprazole (21 people, 6.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 72 year old woman who has Itching,burning Of External Vaginal Area., and takes Levothyroxine Sodium, Fenofibrate)
    might possibly be pre-diabetic...Dr checks blood sugar every 6 mo.

  • I had an abortion 3 weeks ago and i'm now having the metallic taste in my mouth like i had before the abortion.
    (Asked by a 40 year old woman who has Metallic Taste)
    I had an abortion 3 weeks ago and thought all was okay but i've been experiencing the metallic taste in my mouth for 3 days now.

  • Hallucinations and skin thas red and hurts
    (Asked by a 46 year old woman who has Hallucinations.skin Thats Red Like A Sun Burn And Mouth Blisters, and takes Hydrochlorothiazide, Sudafed, Levothyroxine Thyroid)
    I am having horrable hallucinations.manic episodes because i slam on the brakes to avoid people or animals that are not there.i feel like im going to razy.high bood pressure, heavy breathing and anxiety.my face and body have spoys that are like a sun burn and blisters in my mouth.emergency room accu ...

  • Is it okay to take co enzyme q 10 with levothyroxine
    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Hypothyroidism, and takes Levothyroxine Sodium)
    Is it okay to take Co Enzyme Q10 with Lovothyroxine. Will it stop my Levothyroxine from working properly. I am also on Simvastaton. Would appreciate any advice on this.

  • Why would i get copd since i never smoked?
    (Asked by a 62 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, PBC, AIH, Asthma, and takes Vitamin D, Calcium Carbonate, Anturol, Morphine Sulfate, Levothyroxine Sodium, Pyridium, Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride, Azathioprine, Proair Hfa, Advair Diskus 250/50, Combivent)
    I have several autoimmune disorders, I was shocked to get the COPD diagnosis since I have never smoked but I had second hand smoke first 23 years of my life. My doctor said my Autoimmune Hepatitis and Primary Biliary Cholingitis set me up for COPD.

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