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Do antibiotics affect your tastebuds?

Started 1283524806.95 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1283695250.253 by trickyvic

I've been on antibiotics for a week now for bronchitis. I've been noticing over the past couple of days that stuff, including water, tastes different (a bit bitter maybe?)

I'm just curious as to whether or not that could be caused by the antibiotics.


Thanks!

Remember, you are a worthwhile person, no matter how much or how little you own. - Elizabeth Hartney

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happy hous­ewife1283525067.64327958 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

yes

sunshine451283525109.31338052 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast

yes, many times....

Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. - author unknown

gg~1283525152.6332848 PostsRegistered 7/29/2010: with the band O;-)

They do for me, Raven. (bitter/metallic) Hope you feel better soon. Smile Be sure to finish the full prescrip.

~*~

RavenElaine1283525535.1034370 PostsRegistered 11/6/2007Canada

Thanks, everyone! And yes, I know to finish the whole thing. Only a couple of days left.

I have a new water bottle. I took it out of the fridge and drank from it this morning and thought "ewww". It kinda tasted weird/bitter. I thought it was from the bottle and I got mad that I probably wouldn't be using it anymore.
Then, I got a glass of water at work this morning and it tasted the same and that's when I realized that my buds have been "off" lately and that it wasn't the water bottle! :)

Remember, you are a worthwhile person, no matter how much or how little you own. - Elizabeth Hartney

gg~1283525924.872848 PostsRegistered 7/29/2010: with the band O;-)

Treat yourself to an ice cold Canada Dry. {#emotions_dlg.wub}

You're sick, must have Canada Dry! {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

~*~

GoodStuff1283526068.513582 PostsRegistered 11/11/2008

Yes, some medicines can affect taste. And ginger ale is a refreshing, stomach-settling staple around our house when anyone is sick!

RavenElaine1283526149.174370 PostsRegistered 11/6/2007Canada

I WISH I had some Canada Dry! Sounds good right now. I've been drinking other pop this morning and a coffee.

Remember, you are a worthwhile person, no matter how much or how little you own. - Elizabeth Hartney

evergreen1283526230.493787 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004MI

Antibiotics definitely affect me that way. When I was hospitalized and on IV antibiotics, I completely lost interest in eating because everything tasted "off". Even in the pill form I notice things taste different. I have lost a lot of weight because of this problem. I hate antibiotics. Everyone is different and I don't recall seeing this listed as a side effect but I have heard enough people say it so there must be a link.

sunshine451283526379.8638052 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast

drinking sodas while taking an antibiotic is not always a good idea either.... it can bother your stomach and intestinal tracts......

Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. - author unknown

Marp1283526389.63713480 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Western NC

Some do for me. I have been on an antibiotic for 8 days now and even though I am usually salt sensitive I have been adding salt to everything. Other things just don't taste right.

A dog chasing his tail eventually bites himself.

RavenElaine1283527156.024370 PostsRegistered 11/6/2007Canada

drinking sodas while taking an antibiotic is not always a good idea either.... it can bother your stomach and intestinal tracts......

Really? Oh. Bummer. Pop is the only thing that really tastes okay. AND I got my hands on an ice cold Canada Dry! :)
Okay, I'll force myself to drink more water... later.

Remember, you are a worthwhile person, no matter how much or how little you own. - Elizabeth Hartney

sunshine451283527371.0738052 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast

ravenelaine....you can try it.....it may not affect you in that way, but if your stomach starts to feel bad, then just dont drink anymore. eating or drinking sugary things are also not a good idea while taking antibiotics.

Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. - author unknown

gg~1283527992.362848 PostsRegistered 7/29/2010: with the band O;-)

Who is this sunshine person and why is she contradicting my Mom re: Canada Dry? {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

~*~

clemintine1283528232.1418155 PostsRegistered 11/5/2007C.C.

drink OJ (I forget why) and EAT YOGURT every day!

It doesn't happen to me unless the reason I'm on it is for a sinus infection. Does happen to my brother, however.

sunshine451283531078.56338052 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast
On 9/3/2010 inez_ said:

Who is this sunshine person and why is she contradicting my Mom re: Canada Dry? {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

lol inez..... just giving her a warning just in case..... Wink

if it makes you feel better i personally LOVE to drink canada dry when i am on a plane! Smile

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Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. - author unknown

sunshine451283531182.82338052 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast
On 9/3/2010 clemintine said:

drink OJ (I forget why) and EAT YOGURT every day!

It doesn't happen to me unless the reason I'm on it is for a sinus infection. Does happen to my brother, however.

yogurt is great.... but no oj or grapefruit juices when taking antibiotics.

Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. - author unknown

shaggy1283531725.612182 PostsRegistered 7/17/2006

Yes..

nafecar1283532116.773691 PostsRegistered 2/21/2007So Cal

Yes big time I had to take the high powered Levaquin (sic) and I completely lost all my appetite for all the days I took it and quite a few days afterward. I will not take that particular one again.

Nafey
Keep looking out the windshield not the rear window

clemintine1283532394.3618155 PostsRegistered 11/5/2007C.C.
On 9/3/2010 sunshine45 said:
On 9/3/2010 clemintine said:

drink OJ (I forget why) and EAT YOGURT every day!

It doesn't happen to me unless the reason I'm on it is for a sinus infection. Does happen to my brother, however.

yogurt is great.... but no oj or grapefruit juices when taking antibiotics.

really? I know about grapefruit juice, but OJ? The yogurt is so you don't end up with a yeast infection......{#emotions_dlg.mellow} I buy acidophilus for my youngest, just to be on the safe side, because she's supposed to eat minimal dairy

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AnikaBrodie1283532783.85714470 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008The state of mountains and valleys

Yes, they do for me also

~~~The Silver Fox ~~~
“... We don't meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason..." (Anonymous)

sunshine451283533120.81338052 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast
On 9/3/2010 clemintine said:
On 9/3/2010 sunshine45 said:
On 9/3/2010 clemintine said:

drink OJ (I forget why) and EAT YOGURT every day!

It doesn't happen to me unless the reason I'm on it is for a sinus infection. Does happen to my brother, however.

yogurt is great.... but no oj or grapefruit juices when taking antibiotics.

really? I know about grapefruit juice, but OJ? The yogurt is so you don't end up with a yeast infection......{#emotions_dlg.mellow} I buy acidophilus for my youngest, just to be on the safe side, because she's supposed to eat minimal dairy

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from medhelp.org:

Ladies, this is hot off the press. Beware!

A new study has found drinking grapefruit, orange or apple juice while taking certain drugs can wipe out any beneficial effects of the medications.

New Canadian research shows that some fruit juices can actually block a drug?s ability to work in your body.

CTV.ca News Staff

It is believed to be "a brand new type of food-drug interaction," study

Dr. David Bailey of the University of Western Ontario told CTV News.

In the study, which was presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society, researchers gave patients the popular allergy drug Allegra

.

The drug was found to work normally in those who took it with water, but it had barely any effect when it was taken with grapefruit juice.

"Only a half to a third of the medication was actually absorbed," said Dr. George Dresser of Victoria Hospital in London, Ont.

There are concerns that the juices could have the same effect in patients taking drugs essential

to treating medical conditions like heart disease, cancer and infection.

While earlier studies found the 'Grapefruit Juice Effect' could increase the absorption of certain drugs and lead

to overdoses, this new evidence shows it can have the opposite effect on other drugs.

Bailey added that at the moment there is no complete

list of which specific drugs will have this type of interaction.

To date, researchers have found the juice can lower the absorption of drugs used to treat cancer and high blood pressure, prevent heart attacks and rejection of transplanted organs, and some antibiotics.


Researchers are urging concerned patients to consult their doctor.

According to Bailey, "The best thing would be to take your medication with water two hours before consuming fruit juices, to prevent or reduce the chance of this drug interaction."

Apple and orange juice contain substances similar to the active ingredient in grapefruit juice, meaning they likely have a similar effect, and Dresser is concerned that the effect may not be limited to juice.

"I think that this is the tip of the iceberg," he said. "I think that there may be many other types of foods that could also possibly cause an interaction."

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Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. - author unknown

cindychats1283538226.13317559 PostsRegistered 6/2/2008

yes and so does having a sinus infection

gg~1283538316.182848 PostsRegistered 7/29/2010: with the band O;-)
On 9/3/2010 sunshine45 said:

if it makes you feel better i personally LOVE to drink canada dry when i am on a plane! Smile


{#emotions_dlg.wub}

Thanks for the article.

~*~

SoBe Babe1283662716.423688 PostsRegistered 2/15/2009"Paradise"

What about some nice Ginger Tea? If you don't want it as a hot beverage, make some Iced Ginger Tea!

upallnight11283670019.943882 PostsRegistered 3/21/2005the frozen tundra

Yes, antibiotics can affect your taste buds, especially one called Biaxin. Don't eat dairy products, including yogurt, within 2-3 hours of taking the antiobiotic as it voids the affect of the antibiotic.

upallnight1

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