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Bad Metallic Taste In Mouth From Taking Chantix, A Fix!

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AMP Says:
 
Hi, on day two I woke up with this horrible metallic acidy bad taste in my mouth, mostly my tongue.
I searched the Internet for help. I tried the following:
Gargling with salt water, no effect.
Gargling with baking soda, no effect.
Eating drinking citris - somewhat effective
Spraying my mouth with sore throat medicine - short term effect
Started taking Zinc- BAD TASTE VANISHED - EFFECTIVE!

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David Says:
 
Ironically enough, Chantix does list "having a bad taste in the mouth" pretty much word for word as a general side effect. So I wouldn't be surprised at all if it never went away until you stopped taking the medication. However, I am curious to know whether or not any metallic taste will return after you've continued to supplement with Zinc? If you could keep us posted every now and then, that would be great!

Regarding that Zinc remedy, I've also read about other medications depleting certain nutrients in the body. So I can't help but wonder if Chantix might cause similar deficiencies over time; especially if you aren't taking a multivitamin of some sort during your treatment.

Does anyone have ideas as to how or why Zinc works for this and nothing else?

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