Neurontin and Metallic taste - from FDA reports


Summary

Metallic taste is found among people who take Neurontin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Prilosec, and have Pain . We study 75,357 people who have side effects while taking Neurontin from FDA. Among them, 473 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Neurontin

Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 78,061 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 Jan, 31, 2017

75,357 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin.
Among them, 473 people (0.63%) have Metallic Taste


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Neurontin cause Metallic taste?

Time on Neurontin when people have Metallic Taste *:

  • < 1 month: 12.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.13 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.13 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 32.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.23 %
  • 10+ years: 6.45 %

Gender of people who have Metallic Taste when taking Neurontin *:

  • female: 75.11 %
  • male: 24.89 %

Age of people who have Metallic Taste when taking Neurontin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.52 %
  • 10-19: 1.03 %
  • 20-29: 1.29 %
  • 30-39: 5.43 %
  • 40-49: 19.12 %
  • 50-59: 26.1 %
  • 60+: 46.51 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (55 people, 11.63%)
  • Insomnia (38 people, 8.03%)
  • Depression (26 people, 5.50%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (25 people, 5.29%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (25 people, 5.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec (76 people, 16.07%)
  • Aredia (71 people, 15.01%)
  • Ambien (68 people, 14.38%)
  • Coumadin (66 people, 13.95%)
  • Nexium (65 people, 13.74%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (136 people, 28.75%)
  • Pain (100 people, 21.14%)
  • Fatigue (94 people, 19.87%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (94 people, 19.87%)
  • Headache (86 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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