Plavix and Metallic taste - from FDA reports


Summary

Metallic taste is found among people who take Plavix, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure . We study 100,151 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA. Among them, 501 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Plavix

Plavix has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from Plavix 103,611 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, 23, 2017

100,151 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix.
Among them, 501 people (0.5%) have Metallic Taste


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plavix cause Metallic taste?

Time on Plavix when people have Metallic Taste *:

  • < 1 month: 16.13 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.48 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.68 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.68 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.68 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.23 %
  • 10+ years: 16.13 %

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

  • female: 56.68 %
  • male: 43.32 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.24 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.24 %
  • 30-39: 0.48 %
  • 40-49: 4.35 %
  • 50-59: 21.01 %
  • 60+: 73.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (71 people, 14.17%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (66 people, 13.17%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (48 people, 9.58%)
  • Quit Smoking (36 people, 7.19%)
  • Insomnia (34 people, 6.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (118 people, 23.55%)
  • Lipitor (83 people, 16.57%)
  • Lasix (74 people, 14.77%)
  • Simvastatin (57 people, 11.38%)
  • Coumadin (55 people, 10.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (129 people, 25.75%)
  • Weight Decreased (105 people, 20.96%)
  • Appetite - Decreased (92 people, 18.36%)
  • Weakness (75 people, 14.97%)
  • Diarrhea (69 people, 13.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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