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Review: could Levothyroxine cause Metallic taste?

We study 67,278 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine from FDA and social media. Among them, 329 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 69,954 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 160,094 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 67,265 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 329 people (0.49%) have Metallic Taste. They amount to 0.21% of all the 160,021 people who have Metallic Taste on eHealthMe.

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 taste86.80%13.20%

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%3.59%13.07%23.20%58.82%

Severity of Metallic taste when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Metallic taste0.00%60.00%40.00%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 (43 people, 13.07%)
  2. Hypertension (31 people, 9.42%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (27 people, 8.21%)
  4. Thyroid disorder (25 people, 7.60%)
  5. Insomnia (25 people, 7.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (31 people, 9.42%)
  2. Omeprazole (24 people, 7.29%)
  3. Lunesta (23 people, 6.99%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (22 people, 6.69%)
  5. Lansoprazole (21 people, 6.38%)

* 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 (2 months ago):

  • Tried brushing teeth eating and drinking coffee mt.dew water and tea no change still had metalic taste

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • for more than 10 years, up until 5 months ago blood sugar well controlled on metformin/glyburide. The I had a bad episode with raspberry keytone. resulted in uncontrolled blood sugar.

    in the last few months my doctor has added levothyroxine, and is in the process of ramping up to find the correct dose.

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