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what can cause a metallic taste in the mouth

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Metallic taste/mouth: There are many causes of metallic taste in mouth 1 many prescription and over the counter meds can cause it 2 dental infection or gum disease and de ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Skidmore
13 years experience Dentistry
Medication side effe: This is a common side effect of several medications. I would read all labels of any meds/vitamins/supplements you are on.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Metallic taste: Don't know when this question was asked. In addition to the reasons you have already been given, there are also anectdotal reports of lack of sense o ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Metallic Taste: Bryan; Oral metallic taste symptoms are probably a result of the Effexor (venlafaxine) and Enalapril and Hydrochlorothiazide. The matallic taste may ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your PCP: Taste abnormalities can occur due to a variety of causes: anxiety, dental problems, medications or simple seasonal flu. It’s best to talk with your do ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
20 years experience Dentistry
Old filling or Meds: If you still have some silver fillings in your mouth and they are becoming worn down and the margins are leaking, you can develop a metallic taste in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Several things: Most common dental cause is a draining tooth or gum abscess. Next common is a reaction to some medication. Sinus infections draining pus can do this t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayang Vora
47 years experience Dentistry
Temp non harmful sid: there are two kinds basically contrast material high Osmolality and low Osmolality materials used. I would ask my radiologist this question. Usually i ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
Gingivitis: While a number of conditions can cause a metallic taste in your mouth, gingivitis is the probably the most common. You should see a dentist to have it ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Meds?: Some meds, particularly biaxin, (clarithromycin) can cause a metallic taste. Using an acidic juice like orange or lemon juice will fix it.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
45 years experience Dentistry
Many reasons: 1. Galvanic action: 2 different metals in saliva, a conductive fluid. 2. Leaking or broken down fillings. 3. Gum disease can cause a metallic ta ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: That has been reported
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Lipitor (atorvastatin): No metallic taste in my mouth. If your tongue got layered, might wonder about that.

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