Review: could Plavix cause Metallic taste?
This is a review of Metallic taste (Taste - impaired) by studying 64,295 people who take Plavix. We analyze: the time on Plavix when people have Metallic taste, age of these people, the severity of Metallic taste, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Plavix. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Plavix (latest outcomes from 69,319 users) has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in stent, blood clots. Commonly reported side effects of Plavix include heart attack, weakness, breathing difficulty, chest pain, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) (latest reports from 155,261 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 64,234 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix. Among them, 324 people (0.50%) have Metallic Taste.
Time on Plavix when people have Metallic taste * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Metallic taste||24.00%||24.00%||20.00%||8.00%||8.00%||0.00%||16.00% |
Age of people who have Metallic taste when taking Plavix * :
|Metallic taste||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.33%||4.67%||24.67%||70.33% |
Severity of Metallic taste when taking Plavix ** :
How people recovered from Metallic taste ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (41 people, 12.65%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (36 people, 11.11%)
- Insomnia (30 people, 9.26%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (29 people, 8.95%)
- Multiple myeloma (23 people, 7.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (124 people, 38.27%)
- Lipitor (65 people, 20.06%)
- Lasix (54 people, 16.67%)
- Simvastatin (48 people, 14.81%)
- Toprol-xl (45 people, 13.89%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Patricia on Aug, 21, 2010:
I had a heart attack on June 25, 2010. Had 2 drug eluting stents put in during MI. I have been taking Plavix and Metoprolol since and have in the past 3 weeks or so noticed a loss of taste. No metallic taste, just food has no flavor.
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