Foods I use to love don't taste so good now?
The side effects you mention have not been reported with Prednisone.
Prednisone can however cause oral thrush which would make your tongue feel furry, sore and white in color.
Can you put it down to anything else?
You should see your doctor if your symptoms continue.
Easy! Just buy a bottle of cheap, over the counter gelatine capsule pills (Tylenol, etc). Empty the powder out and stick in the prednisone then re-cap it in the empty capsule - you can cut the prednisone into quarters if it's too large to go in. Just swallow! No more horrible taste.
I am experiencing the same thing. Been on 60mg a day for 5 days and from day one all my food and drink has tasted different. Thought I got the wrong flavor, or diet instead of regular. Soda and coffee have even been grossing me out because it tastes wrong (and let me tell you, I do not normally skip out on either one).
Only things that have tasted normal for me were foods with sharp cheeses, lots of spice, or chocolate... had to adjust my diet a bit to eat normal and not be grossed out by my odd tasting food.. (add red pepper and other spicy things, watch my chocolate intake which isn't normally a problem, and have been drinking massive amounts of water for me. Cutting out the soda though may not be a bad thing I'm thinking)
Just a thought, are you on any other medication with the prednisone? The antibiotic I'm taking tastes like toxic waste, so for me I can't blame the prednisone. I just started my prednisone pack today, but this morning I woke up with a really sweet taste in my mouth. I googled it (because that's always better than waiting to ask the Dr) and found out that some bacteria can cause a sweet taste if you have a sinus infection or pneumonia. It's a really nice change from the vile taste of death that I normally get with my chronic sinusitis.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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