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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 32,585 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 35,345 Vicodin 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 24,319 Metallic taste patients)

On May, 13, 2015: 32,585 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • I thought it was the Spinach I eat daily , but I skipped it & still felt the numbness & metallic taste
    On my tongue for 3 weeks now ! Thought it was different meds , like Ambien , because I would
    Wake in the morning with the same metallic taste! Then I didn't have it today , till just now I had a Norco 10-325 mg and after 1/2 hr I got the metallic taste back! I can't believe it's been this after all this time! 6yrs of taking Norco & now it started 4 weeks ago. I'm scared I might need a epinephrine shot to stop it from days of metallic taste after I stop the Norco . As of tomorrow I will not take because of your site letting me know this! Thank you

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Also had tooth extraction in late December, 2012; however, taste disorder did not begin until later in February, 2013.

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