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Medications and Metallic Taste

Medications and metallic taste-MetaQil

What is Metallic Taste?

Metallic taste may be a side effect of certain medicationsMetallic taste is a taste disorder medically known as dysgeusia. It is an abnormal or impaired sense of taste or an unpleasant alteration of taste sensation.  

It is usually described as persistent metallic, sour, bitter, or other unusualbad taste in the mouth. Metallic taste can develop suddenly or over more extended periods and may even affect the taste of foods, leading to changes in appetite and eating habits.  

Can Medication Cause Metallic Taste?

There are over 500 medications that may cause metallic taste or other taste alterations as side effect. Medicine can cause a metallic taste because the body absorbs the medication and is released into the saliva. Some common medications that cause dysgeusia include: 

  • Antibiotics, such as tetracycline, clarithromycin (Biaxin), or metronidazole (Flagyl) 
  • Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors for Alzheimer’s disease 
  • Blood pressure medications, such as captopril
  • Diabetes medication, such as metformin 
  • Glaucoma medications, such as methazolamide (Neptazane) 
  • Osteoporosis medications 
  • Gout medicine allopurinol 
  • Lithium, which is used to treat certain psychiatric conditions 
  • Thyroid medications 
  • Vitamins and supplements, including Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Iron and, Zinc 

In addition, medications that cause dry mouth can also cause a metallic taste.

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Metallic Taste Problems

Unfortunately, metallic taste can decrease your overall health and even your quality of life due to changes in nutrition. With metallic taste, even your favorite foods can taste unpleasant, leading to poor nutrition. Since it may cause an aversion to particular food, people tend to eat less or make poor nutrition choices. 

To mask the unpleasant taste caused by dysgeusia, people often choose to eat spicier, saltier, or overly sweet foods. As a result of this, sodium and sugar intake often increase. These changes may lead to health complications or cause additional health problems.  

One study showed that some dysgeusia patients began drinking an excessive amount of water. This creates a higher risk for polyuria (production of large volumes of urine), incontinence, and falls for the elderly. 

How to Reduce Metallic Taste from Medication

Various home remedies can be used for metallic taste relief. These include: 

  • Maintaining good oral hygiene  
  • Chewing sugar-free gum  
  • Switching to non-metallic cookware  
  • Rinsing with saltwater  
  • Drinking green tea  

However, these home remedies can take time to start working. For symptomatic relief, try MetaQil Oral Rinse. MetaQil is the only product designed to alleviate metallic taste caused by medication and restore your sense of taste.   

MetaQil Metallic Taste Oral Rinse

MetaQil is an innovative mouth rinse designed to comfort those suffering from taste disorders. Our unique sugar-free formula includes xylitol, a low-calorie, and low glycemic index sweetener.

Our formula also contains monk fruit extract. Monk fruit extract has anti-inflammatory properties to prevent oral diseases in the mouth and is a natural, antioxidant-sweetening agent. MetaQil is also alcohol and sugar-free. 

Don’t let metallic taste alter the way your favorite foods taste. Suppose you are experiencing metallic taste symptoms as a result of medication. In that case, MetaQil is the only product that relieves the symptoms of metallic taste and makes your mouth feel refreshed and normal again.  


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MetaQil is the #1 solution for symptomatic relief of metallic taste. MetaQil’s scientifically designed formula alleviates metallic taste caused by chemotherapy, GERD, and a variety of medications. 

MetaQil gently cools the mouth and provides instant, long-lasting relief from metallic taste symptoms. It has a mild flavor and does not “sting” the mouth like an every-day mouthwash. Regular use of MetaQil can help patients return to healthy eating and adequate nutrient intake.

85% of participants in a clinical study preferred MetaQil as a remedy for metallic taste

How to use MetaQil?

For best results, use approximately 5 ml (one teaspoon) of MetaQil®, rinse for 30 seconds, and spit out. MetaQil can be used on an as-needed basis. Use alone or after each time you brush your teeth

Important: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your physician before using MetaQil. Do not use MetaQil if you are taking any medications that are contraindicated with the product. Please consult with your physician if you have any concerns regarding the use of this product. Keep out of reach of children.

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