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I've been on dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for about 6 months and want to try to get off of it as it leaves a constant bitter taste in my mouth. What is the best course?

I've been on dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for about 6 months and want to try to get off of it as it leaves a constant bitter taste in my mouth. What is the best course?

Go ahead and stop: You can stop any time; no need to taper it or anything like that. Discuss treatment with your doctor; ie do you need to be on a similar medication for continued treatment or not. If your symptoms are better you may no longer need anything. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have a constant bitter taste in the back of my mouth, what could that be?

I have a constant bitter taste in the back of my mouth, what could that be?

Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of an unpleasant, bitter taste in my mouth?

Dysgeusia: Dysgeusia is the medical term for an impaired sense of taste. It can result in unpleasant taste sensations ranging from metallic to salty or bitter. The bad taste may also be described as foul or rancid. The severity of the bad taste varies among affected individuals. Dysgeusia can be caused by infections, inflammation, injury, or environmental factors. ...Read more

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Why I have bitter taste in my mouth especially in the morning?

A few causes : Bitter taste in your mouth can come from dental cavities or gum disease. It may also come from acid reflux from your stomach or sinus drainage down your throat. If it continues longer than 2 weeks consider seeing your doctor and dentist. ...Read more

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There is a sudden bitter taste in my mouth, what's causing it?

There is a sudden bitter taste in my mouth, what's causing it?

Symptom not disease: Whether dietary, due to drugs or a physical condition, a metal taste is a main reason for a metal taste is something in your system that is reacting with your body chemistry to produce a metal taste.

A metallic taste in the mouth, or dysgeusia, is a common side effect of a wide variety of medical treatments and medications, and is sometimes a symptom of a medical condition. ...Read more

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Why do I have bitter taste in my mouth and how can I treat it?

Failing crowns?: Have your dentist do a thorough check up to see if you have failing crowns or bridges. ...Read more

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Over a month ago I had this bitter taste in my mouth that lasted for several weeks. It finally went away. Now it is back again. What to do?

Over a month ago I had this bitter taste in my mouth that lasted for several weeks.  It finally went away. Now it is back again. What to do?

See your dentist: It sounds like one of your dental restorations is leaking. If you have a crown / cap and it has come loose you will experience intermittent bad tastes. ...Read more

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Why do I always have bitter taste in my mouth? I don't have any cancer.

Unclear: There are several causes of such a complaint. They can be anything from dental issues to liver disease. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I went vegetarian and now have a bitter taste in my mouth all the time. Help!?

Taste: Lots of causes for it. Sometimes just not enough fluids or acid reflux from your diet. See your doctor for blood tests to check your thyroid, anemia, b12 etc ...Read more

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Why do I get extremely strong bitter taste in my mouth after I use the eyedrop with chloramphenicol?

Why do I get extremely strong bitter taste in my mouth after I use the eyedrop with chloramphenicol?

Eye Drops Bitter tas: Because the drops a portion of it trickles down to the back of nose and throat throgh naso lacrimal duct
just rinse your mouth with a mouth wash it ill go away, but you have to do it every time you use eye drops. ...Read more

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I have bitter taste in my mouth for about 6 weeks. It gets bad between meals. I do not have any other symptoms.?

Acid Reflux ?: A distinct possibility. Consult with your physician to rule out any other possibilities. ...Read more

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What would cause me to not be able to get rid of the bitter taste in my mouth?

What would cause me to not be able to get rid of the bitter taste in my mouth?

Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I had a tonsillectomy approximately 2 months ago. I have a bad — not quite bitter taste in my mouth, but the worst part is I can't taste most things.

Sense of smell: Taste is augmented by the sense of smell. Having said that I'm not sure what is going on but I think you should check with your doctor or get another opinion ...Read more

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What causes the awful bitter taste in my mouth during the night when sleeping?

What causes the awful bitter taste in my mouth during the night when sleeping?

I am not sure: You may want to brush and floss your teeth right before going to sleep. If the bitter taste continues after a few days, speak to a dentist or physician about it. They may have some remedies for you. Taste and smell is a science all to itself. You may have underlying conditions that are affecting your taste. These can be normalized once identified. ...Read more

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I'm on losec mups (omeprazole) And I sometimes get bitter taste in my mouth. Cause?

Acid Reflux Symptom: Bitter or sour taste in the mouth is a common symptom of Acid Reflux (GERD). See your doctor for nutrition counseling. ...Read more

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I always have a bitter taste in my mouth when I am hungry or when I woke up from sleep. What is my problem?

I always have a bitter taste in my mouth when I am hungry or when I woke up from sleep. What is my problem?

See a doctor : You may need to see a GI doctor. Dysgeusia can be caused by different reasons: infection (e.g. Gum disease), some medications, hormones, and acid reflux can affect the taste buds. See your primary doctor first. ...Read more

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I have bitter taste in my mouth with some slight headache. Lately I dream of late relations and friends. What's the problem?

Not serious: This doesn't sound serious to me, but I do recommend drinking plenty of water and seeing if this gets rid of the headaches and possibly the bitter taste in your mouth. If it doesn't go away after a few days, let me know. :]. ...Read more

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I have this sour/bitter taste in my mouth and lasts for hours. I also feel nauseous when it happens and sometimes my tongue tingles.

Acid Reflux ?: Distinct possibility. But this needs to be diagnosed locally, by your physician. Please make an appointment to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a bitter taste in my mouth I don't know why every time I drink water it worsens it started yest. Could it be any medical condition?

Gum disease: Bitter taste can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This condition should be checked by a dentist. It is a painless condition, but can induce serious complication. ...Read more

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I almost always have a bitter taste in my mouth that gives me bad breath. But I have excellent oral hygiene. What is causing this?

I almost always have a bitter taste in my mouth that gives me bad breath. But I have excellent oral hygiene. What is causing this?

Other sources: Must consider either sinus source or possibility of gastric reflux. Is your breath worse in the morning? May be having acid reflux while sleeping. Would consider exam by ENT and discussion of GERD with physician as well if source is not oral. ...Read more

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I feel bitter taste in my mouth for 2 weeks, I take prevacid (lansoprazole) because I had a gerd. What do I have it?

I feel bitter taste in my mouth for 2 weeks, I take prevacid (lansoprazole) because I had a gerd. What do I have it?

More GERD: The most likely cause of bitter taste is acid reflux. The Prevacid (lansoprazole) may not be working as well. You could try switching to prilosec. If that doesn't help in few weeks, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

Bitter Taste (Definition)

Bitter tastes is a symptom in which a person senses a bitter taste when he is not eating or drinking bitter foods. A bitter taste can come from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) where stomach liquids make their way up to the throat, from some medicines, ...Read more