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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

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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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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

Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
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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