Bad taste from iron Sulphates and Prilosec (Omeprazole)?

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   Posted 12/11/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I am getting a bad taste in my mouth and I just started iron sulphates and omeprazole. Is this normal? When I was on flagyl, I had a metallic taste in my mouth.
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
Right now (which is not working) after bleeding everyday in BMs: Prednisone (30mg to taper off of for 6 weeks, Azathioprine, Controloc, Potassium, Iron, Multi-Vitamin

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   Posted 12/11/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
My bet would be that the metallic taste is from the iron. I have never had any weird tastes from Prilosec.

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   Posted 12/11/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
many meds can cause the taste buds or nose receptors to go wonky.

You might be able to play with changing your toothpaste? to help lessen reaction.

I've not taken iron supplements, but I would think that they plus other meds such as pred could influence the change in taste.

Oh, sometimes zinc deficiency can cause it...or too much zinc.

Hope it improves.

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