Dysgeusia after drug treatment

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A not so uncommon side effect after drug treatment are changes in taste (dysgeusia) or loss of taste (ageusia). A wide range of drugs may cause these this sensual alteration, including but not limited to anticholinergic drugs, anti-diabetics, sedativa, antibiotics, dopamine receptor antagonists and certain anti-hypertensive drugs.


Hypogeusia: Amphotericin B, Carbamazepin, Cisplatin, Diltiazem, Carboplatin, Levodopa, Nifedipin, Metronidazol

Dysgeusia: Cisplatin, Diltiazem, Enalapril, Hydrochlorothiazid, Atorvastatin, Nifedipin, Ofloxacin, Spironolacton, Terbinafin, Triazolam

Ageusia: Amiodaron, Captopril, Diltiazem, Enalapril, Losartan, ­Lisinopril, Morphine sulfate, Nifedipin, Nitroglycerin, Selegilin

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