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Review: could Vicodin cause Metallic taste (Taste - impaired)?





Summary: Metallic taste is found among people who take Vicodin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 32,558 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA and social media. Among them, 282 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste and more.

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Vicodin

Vicodin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Vicodin 35,316 users)

Metallic taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.(latest reports from Metallic taste 24,191 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 32,558 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin. Among them, 282 people (0.87%) have Metallic Taste.

Trend of Metallic taste in Vicodin reports

Time on Vicodin when people have Metallic taste * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Metallic taste50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Metallic taste when taking Vicodin * :

FemaleMale
Metallic taste65.44%34.56%

Age of people who have Metallic taste when taking Vicodin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%1.32%1.32%9.65%23.25%17.11%47.37%

Severity of Metallic taste when taking Vicodin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Metallic taste ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Metallic taste0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (54 people, 19.15%)
  2. Depression (50 people, 17.73%)
  3. Metastases to bone (45 people, 15.96%)
  4. Breast cancer (37 people, 13.12%)
  5. Constipation (30 people, 10.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (116 people, 41.13%)
  2. Prednisone (60 people, 21.28%)
  3. Ambien (53 people, 18.79%)
  4. Oxycontin (53 people, 18.79%)
  5. Zithromax (50 people, 17.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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