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

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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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Gaynellie Says:
I'm glad I saw your post! I'm on my 2nd day and my mouth taste gross!! I will be getting Zinc tomorrow!! Yuck!

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Pat Says:
Just regular over the counter Zinc? Ow many MG's do you take and just once a day . Sorry to bother you but I have to go get it I can't stand this taste. It goes away for a few minutes for me when I brush but I can't do that all day lol. Thank You for any response.

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Kariann Says:
I am taking Champix for the second round an i can not get rid of the coppery taste out of my mouth,when i took them the 1st time an quit smoking for 6+ months i did not go thur this,an i have been on the pills now since march an finding it very hard to quit this time around.

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Rachel Says:
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A metallic taste is normal after quitting. It is not related to the Chantix. I have given up smoking previously cold turkey and have always experienced the metallic taste for a while.

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