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Do iron supplements cause metallic taste in mouth?

Do iron supplements cause metallic taste in mouth?

Yes, possibly: There may be taste changes with taking iron supplements... Are you taking them just as a supplement? Or in treatment of a true iron deficiency. If you are getting too much iron - side effects may be worse. Check with your md before taking too much iron. The other main side effect of iron supplementation is constipation - very important to take with at least 60-80 oz water a day and fiber! ...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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Are iron replacement pills also supposed to leave a metallic taste in the mouth?

Are iron replacement pills also supposed to leave a metallic taste in the mouth?

They can: Other cause can also cause this taste. Discuss your concerns with your physician in regards to other medications and your medical conditions. ...Read more

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Do iron pills leave a metallic taste in your mouth?

Do iron pills leave a metallic taste in your mouth?

They can: Iron supplements can cause a metallic taste in your mouth. There are also many other causes. Vitamin deficiencies, periodontal disease, medications, hormonal changes, diabetes and other metabolic diseases can also cause this. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth?

Metallic taste in mouth?

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 dental fillings
3 bleeding from gums, sinuses or nose
if it is persistant you should check with your dentist and your doctor and list all the meds you are taking including over the counter meds. ...Read more

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Can iron supplements cause black lines on teeth? Today I noticed jagged line on front tooth I have never seen before and I look every day

Can iron supplements cause black lines on teeth? Today I noticed jagged line on front tooth I have never seen before and I look every day

Definitely yes,: Iron supplement tend to stain the teeth. This very common side effect, but the good news, this stain can be professionally removed during your next dental cleaning. Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause metallic taste in mouth for days?

What can cause metallic taste in mouth for days?

Most often: A side effect of many medications. It is not a serious condition and is quite common. If it persists beyond a few weeks, consult with your physician or dentist. Make sure you are maintaining good oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Can colchicine cause metallic taste in mouth. I am to take it for 30 days at 0.6 per dose I took my first pill today. I am taking for pericarditis?

Can colchicine cause metallic taste in mouth. I am to take it for 30 days at 0.6 per dose I took my first pill today. I am taking for pericarditis?

Colchecine SEs: Yes lots of medications like colchecine can cause a bitter taste. Try taking it with food or something like tomato juice or V8, but avoid grapefruit juice. And don't worry about the taste. After you stop this medication the bitter taste should resove. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis also cause metallic taste in mouth and pink foamy saliva?

Can costochondritis also cause metallic taste in mouth and pink foamy saliva?

NO sounds like: Something else altogether or unrelated. However pink foamy saliva and a metallic taste means that you are bleeding from somewhere in your mouth, throat or otherwise. If it persists I would seek medical care sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Could eating chia seeds cause metallic taste in mouth?

Could eating chia seeds cause metallic taste in mouth?

Chia seeds: There is no definitive cause of metallic taste in the mouth, but there are numerous possibilities.
If you had no metallic taste before eating the seeds, and if the metallic taste disappears if you stop eating the seeds, then it may be the seeds.
If the metallic taste lingers, see your dentist or ENT specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause metallic taste in mouth, feeling sick, nausea, dizziness and exhaustion.?

Can anxiety cause metallic taste in mouth, feeling sick, nausea, dizziness and exhaustion.?

No: While some of these symptoms can occur with anxiety, the sum of all of them is not likely to be due to stress but rather an illness that requires medical attention. ...Read more

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Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause a metallic taste in your mouth?

Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause a metallic taste in your mouth?

Couldn't find eviden: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/atorvastatin-side-effects. Html for one source of well documented side effects. I could not find dysgeusia in that list. However, when I searched online, I found others asking same question. With that side, if you've had laser tongue surgery, perhaps that caused metallic taste. You could always ask your doc about trial off Atorvastatin looking for resolution. ...Read more

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My son needs iron supplements, How can I prevent these from rotting his teeth?

My son needs iron supplements, How can I prevent these from rotting his teeth?

They won't: But bacteria will. Start with a professional cleaning @ Dentist's office. Ask Dentist for proper oral hygiene instructions and diet review. Regular professional care is mandatory. ...Read more

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Can a leaked filling cause the metallic taste in my mouth?

Can a leaked filling cause the metallic taste in my mouth?

Yes: An old amalgam can corrode in the presence of acid plaque due to inability to clean the area. Sometimes tooth or gum infection can result in acid taste. Once in a great while, dissimilar metals can cause galvanic discharge that can be quite annoying. ...Read more

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What (other than pregnancy) causes a metallic taste in your mouth?

What (other than pregnancy) causes a metallic taste in your mouth?

Quite few things...: This can be caused by a variety of inflammatory conditions in the mouth-- periodontal disease, infected teeth, mucous membrane disorders, and yeast infection. Upper respiratory catarrhal conditions and gastroesophageal reflux disease are also common offenders. Endocrine and metabolic disease can cause this, some medications-e.g. Metronidazole, and neurological smell/taste derangement (dysgeusia). ...Read more

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Random metallic taste in mouth past few days with no known obvious causes. What could cause this? What neurological disorders could cause this?

Random metallic taste in mouth past few days with no known obvious causes. What could cause this? What neurological disorders could cause this?

Metallic taste: Sometimes people have a sense of smell as a symptom prior to or associated with a seizure. I am not aware of an unusual taste, although taste and smell are closely related.

I cannot think of any neurological conditions that cause this, but some medicines cause this as a side effect. ...Read more

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Been feeling constipated, having metallic taste in mouth this morning and somewhat nausea im guessing because constipation what could be the cause??

Been feeling constipated, having metallic taste in mouth this morning and somewhat nausea im guessing because constipation what could be the cause??

R/O IBS: IBS CONSTIPATION predominant. IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori (CAN GIVE METALLIC TASTE). Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more

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Can sertraline risperidone or chlonapun cause a metallic taste in your mouth?

No: Although risperidone and sertraline can both cause dyspepsia i.e. indigestion, all three are not known to cause a metallic taste ...Read more

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What causes a metallic taste in your mouth when you burp other than pregnancy?

Reflux: Good morning! Most common is reflux of stomach contents and acid. Consider using Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) to reduce the acid content. Also, small amount of blood left over from a nose bleed and even certain medications can cause reflux to worsen and can give you that metallic taste. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden metallic taste in mouth?

What can cause a sudden metallic taste in mouth?

Metallic taste: Many times this taste is a result of gingival bleeding. If your gums are red, swollen and /or bleeding, this would explain the taste. As was mentioned, medications can aslo alter taste. In other cases, problems with the middle ear can cause a tast alteration often presenting as a metallic taste. ...Read more

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What could cause a metallic taste in the mouth? I am not on any new Meds.

Metallic Taste: Bryan;
Oral metallic taste symptoms are probably a result of the Effexor (venlafaxine) and Enalapril and Hydrochlorothiazide. The matallic taste may result from one or a combination of these meds. Speak with prescribing MDs. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of a metallic taste in my mouth?

Very common: A metallic tast in your mouth is quite common and is usually not serious.
It can be caused by some medications such as antibiotics, antidepressants, high blood pressure medications.
It can also be caused by poor dental hygiene, or oral infections such as an abcessed tooth or gum disease.
Sometimes the cause can not be found. The metallic taste usually will go away but this can take some time. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes metallic taste in mouth?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes metallic taste in mouth?

Blood test: You might have some vitamin deficiency or you might be taking too many supplemental medications, i.e. Zinc, magnesium, etc. See your physician for a blood test to check your levels. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cause when you get a metallic taste in your mouth (at a particular location)?

Lots of reasons: Including, but not limited to:
2 dissimilar "filling" metals coming in contact
leaking (failing) older restoration
gum pocket
medications
gerd
etc.
Please see your dentist for diagnosis and resolution before problem gets out of hand. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes a metallic taste in your mouth?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes a metallic taste in your mouth?

Metallic taste: Most often causes are gum disease or some medications. Start by seeing your dentist for an exam and evaluation. He\she may send you to a physician if appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a metallic taste in my mouth when I run?

What is the cause of a metallic taste in my mouth when I run?

Multiple possibility: Running increases your blood presure and could be causing an underlying infection to exude into your mouth. This is often described as a metalic taste. Medications are exuded in the saliva and this is a possible source. A visit with your dentist is advisable. ...Read more

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For any doctor, I want to know what cause a metallic taste in the mouth?

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 your mouth. However, a number of medications like the ace inhibitors (lisinopril, zestril) which are commonly used to treat hypertension can cause a metallic taste as well. Also if your gums bleed easily you may taste the iron in the blood. ...Read more

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My son needs iron supplements, how can I prevent his teeth getting iron stains?

My son needs iron supplements, how can I prevent his teeth getting iron stains?

Baking soda helps: Iron stains on the teeth are just on the surface. Cleaning the teeth with a little baking soda on a toothbrush or piece of gauze each evening will help remove any existing stains and prevent them from accumulating. ...Read more

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What causes the bad/metallic taste in mouth after brushing with 'sensitive-type' toothpaste?

Toothpaste?: The metallic taste in the mouth is a sign of failing restoration or accumulation of heavy metal compounds on the surf. Of the tongue. There are other reasons of having taste deviation due to medications taken or other possible GI conditions. Toothpaste most probably activates your taste buds to the point of feeling it much more. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son needs iron supplements, how can I prevent his teeth from rotting?

What do you suggest if my son needs iron supplements, how can I prevent his teeth from rotting?

Iron doesn't rot: See Dentist for exam, cleaning, and to fix any damaged teeth. Ask Dentist for individualized Oral Hygiene program. Have ck-ups at least 2x/yr. Avoid sugars, starches, acids. Consider a fluoride mouthwash. ...Read more

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What causes some people 2get a strange metallic taste mouth, & tempor. Smell changes following IV saline push&iv benedryl? Is this a common phenomenon?

What causes some people 2get a strange metallic taste mouth, & tempor. Smell changes following IV saline push&iv benedryl? Is this a common phenomenon?

Pus: Pus tastes metallic. Benedryl will dry your mouth and mucus membranes. Without being diluted with saliva you may be tasting an infection in your mouth, sinus, or throat. The reason you are getting an IV push may be a hint of what is going on. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen gums and a metallic taste in mouth?

What can cause swollen gums and a metallic taste in mouth?

Could be many things: Allergies, autoimmune reactions, infections, etc... There are many things that could cause swollen gums and alter your taste. I would recommend an evaluation by a periodontist or other dentist to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a ulcer and acid reflux cause a metallic taste in mouth?

Can a ulcer and acid reflux cause a metallic taste in mouth?

Possibly: If you have both of these problems, you should be seeking treatment as the combination could have dire consequences. ...Read more

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I have been having a metallic taste in my mouth. Could a few bad teeth be the cause of that?

I have been having a metallic taste in my mouth. Could a few bad teeth be the cause of that?

It is possible: Dysgeusia is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from medication you may be taking to dental problems. Dysgeusia is not very common. Fortunately, many of the causes are temporary and not life-threatening, but the disorder does affect your quality of life. See your PCP for neurological exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause a metallic taste in your mouth?

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 addressed and properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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What could cause a metallic taste in my mouth at odd times?

What could cause a metallic taste in my mouth at odd times?

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 taste. 4. Medications that are taken. 5. Trapped food particles or foods you have eaten. Consider these reasons, brush and floss well, and seek professional advice if it persists. ...Read more

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I've got a metallic taste in my mouth. What could cause this?

See dentist: You could have a vitamin deficiency. You could also have beginning periodontal disease. See a dentist to have your mouth evaluated. ...Read more

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Iron Supplements (Definition)

Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more


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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more