Question by  JacobH (25)

Could my medications be causing a metallic taste in my mouth?


Answer by  Anonymous

Dear Jacob, the metallic taste from the spa is due to inhalation of bromine that the ozone releases from the salted water, which is mostly sodium chloride but also contains sodium bromide, Brian


Answer by  Lisa66 (188)

Yes, absoltely they could. I have experienced the same thing with an antibiotic. Talk with your pharmacist. He/she is the best person to ask.


Answer by  wanda (58)

Yes, there are certain medications that cause this. You should check the patient literature if any was included with your medication. If not, you can check with the local pharmacy, they will have staff that can inform you of the side effects of your specific medication. You can also call or talk to your physician at your next visit.


Answer by  genomeman (49)

I can't say for sure, but I took Diamox (Acetazolamide) once as an aide for acclimatizating to high altitude and it left a metallic taste in my mouth when drinking carbonated beverages. I believe it metabolizes the CO2 in sodas.


Answer by  John (9008)

A metallic taste is a common side effect for many different medications. Steroids, in particular, are notorious for causing a metallic taste. Sometimes, the taste is caused by a particular combination of drugs rather than one individually. Regardless, it is nothing about which to worry.


Answer by  mansi (521)

A metallic taste can be due to: Medications such as some antibiotics, prenatal vitamins and antidepressants, as well as drugs used to treat high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney stones Oral problems, including oral infections such as gingivitis or periodontitis, tooth infections, and poor oral hygiene.

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