Review: could Plavix cause Metallic Taste?


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 Hypertension . We study 98,987 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA and social media. Among them, 479 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 stent. (latest outcomes from Plavix 101,521 users)

Metallic Taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) has been reported by people with agranulocytosis, renal cell carcinoma, oral discomfort, pneumonia, granuloma (latest reports from 39,158 Metallic taste patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

98,987 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix.
Among them, 479 people (0.48%) have Metallic Taste


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plavix cause Metallic taste?

Time on Plavix when people have Metallic Taste *:

  • < 1 month: 17.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.14 %
  • 10+ years: 14.29 %

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

  • female: 56.24 %
  • male: 43.76 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.25 %
  • 30-39: 0.25 %
  • 40-49: 4.79 %
  • 50-59: 21.41 %
  • 60+: 73.3 %

Severity if Metallic Taste when taking Plavix **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 50 %

How people recovered from Metallic Taste **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (66 people, 13.78%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (44 people, 9.19%)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (36 people, 7.52%)
  • Insomnia (33 people, 6.89%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (26 people, 5.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (118 people, 24.63%)
  • Lipitor (82 people, 17.12%)
  • Lasix (73 people, 15.24%)
  • Simvastatin (57 people, 11.90%)
  • Coumadin (54 people, 11.27%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (122 people, 25.47%)
  • Weight Decreased (97 people, 20.25%)
  • Decreased Appetite (85 people, 17.75%)
  • Diarrhoea (64 people, 13.36%)
  • Pain (61 people, 12.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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