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Drug-induced dysgeusia
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Drug-induced dysgeusia

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Altered or abnormal taste in the mouth, often accompanied by olfactory impairment or loss of smell. Medications known to impair the sense of taste are many in number and include lithium (antidepressant), griseofulvin (antifungal), captopril (ACE inhibitor), biguanides (antidiabetic agent), and tetracycline (antibiotic). Substances that can impair taste include tobacco, alcohol, and heavy metals. Patients may report sour, salty, bitter, or metallic taste and may mistake an impaired sense of smell for a taste disorder.

Management may involve medication or dosage change, cessation of smoking, modifications to diet and nutrition, and patient education (to avoid eating spoiled food).


T50.995A – Adverse effect of other drugs, medicaments and biological substances, initial encounter

271801002 – Taste sense altered

Drug Reaction Data

Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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