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Did anyone have a salty, metallic taste in mouth from Wellbutrin?

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Inactive 3 Nov 2012

I took Wellbutrin for a long time, and never experienced what you are experiencing.

I checked the list of possible side effects and it is not listed and it has not been reported as of now.

Take care,


Inactive 3 Nov 2012

Gastrointestinal side effects have frequently included dry mouth (12% to 28%), nausea (9% to 15%), constipation (7%), diarrhea (9%), bloating (7%), cramps (7%), anorexia, vomiting, dysphagia, increase in appetite, taste perversion, abdominal pain, and dyspepsia. Bruxism, gastric reflux, gingivitis, glossitis, increased salivation, mouth ulcers, stomatitis, thirst disturbance, increased salivary flow, and flatulence have been reported infrequently. Edema of the tongue, gustatory disturbance, colitis, esophagitis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, gum hemorrhage, intestinal perforation, pancreatitis, stomach ulcer, and stool abnormality have been reported rarely.

Inactive 3 Nov 2012

Forgot, inform your Dr. about what you are experiencing.

RonMan 3 Nov 2012

I had that for about 2 days, asked the doctor and he said it would go a way, it did on the third.

Ask your doctor. My case may have been different.


hhprecious1 13 Feb 2017

I've been on Wellbutrin for about 3 weeks now and got that taste after the first few days and still have it

karenina11 8 Dec 2012

I did!! I've taken Wellbutrin for a week (low dose, 100mg BID) and have just randomly gotten a funny, metallic taste in my mouth. First few days, in the morning, I has to ask my husband "did I make terrible coffee?" Coffee tastes fine now, but I did wake up in the middle of the night, last night, feeling like I'd sucked on a nickel! Nothing a glass of water or juice won't help with, though!

Marc P 21 Jul 2017

Yes! I've been on a 300mg dose for the last 3 weeks. I'd describe the flavor (and maybe smell?) as being similar to the chemical drying agent used by dentists in ceramic fillings.

crush2928 31 Aug 2017

Yes. At first i thought it was due to an antibiotic that i was on when i started wellbutrin. this particular antibiotic always gives me a metallic taste but after i finished the meds i still had the taste. I'm about 3 weeks in with the Wellbutrin and get that taste at least once a day. it's not quite as intense as with the antibiotic so i'm gonna tough it out.

Jan Love 23 Jan 2018

I just googled if wellbutrin could cause a bad taste. Your question popped up and metallic is exactly what it is. Have you found anything that helps.

MistyB123 11 Apr 2018

I have been on 300 mg of Wellbutrin for 1 month now. I’ve had a bitter taste in my mouth since I started taking it. Now Dr. upped the dosage to 400 mg a day. Have you experienced this and what did you do to make it better? Very thankful I haven’t experienced the canker sores others have talked about. Any help is appreciated.

jenniej1957 12 Apr 2018

I have been on 450 mg of Wellbutrin for about 10 months. Just within the past 2 weeks, I have developed a TERRIBLE metallic taste in my mouth. ALSO... about 2 weeks ago, I started having a very dry mouth. At times, so dry that my mouth just puckers shut and I can't even talk. Has anyone had these combined symptoms? If so, have you found anything that helps? free discount card

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