Singulair and Metallic taste - from FDA reports


Summary

Metallic taste is found among people who take Singulair, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Advair Diskus 100/50, and have Asthma . We study 60,163 people who have side effects while taking Singulair from FDA. Among them, 391 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Singulair

Singulair has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Singulair 63,286 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, 19, 2017

60,163 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair.
Among them, 391 people (0.65%) have Metallic Taste


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Singulair cause Metallic taste?

Time on Singulair when people have Metallic Taste *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.75 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 74.8 %
  • male: 25.2 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.43 %
  • 10-19: 2.18 %
  • 20-29: 4.05 %
  • 30-39: 8.1 %
  • 40-49: 18.07 %
  • 50-59: 23.05 %
  • 60+: 41.12 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (123 people, 31.46%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (30 people, 7.67%)
  • Insomnia (29 people, 7.42%)
  • High Blood Pressure (24 people, 6.14%)
  • Pain (19 people, 4.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (82 people, 20.97%)
  • Albuterol (77 people, 19.69%)
  • Prilosec (48 people, 12.28%)
  • Spiriva (42 people, 10.74%)
  • Ambien (39 people, 9.97%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (76 people, 19.44%)
  • Headache (58 people, 14.83%)
  • Fatigue (54 people, 13.81%)
  • Diarrhea (54 people, 13.81%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (51 people, 13.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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