My father has been on vancomycin every other day through an iv for two months. He lost 50 lbs because the vanco leaves a metalic taste in his mouth. They stopped the vanco today. How long before his taste buds are normal?
The metallic taste should go away fairly soon after stopping the vancomycin.
See your doctor if the metallic taste persists.
Hi there, I was on intravenous vancomycin for 6 weeks and have been off it for 1 week. I still don’t have any taste, no matter what I eat. Will let you know when my taste buds return. Wishing you all the best.
- Vancomycin Information for Consumers
- Vancomycin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Vancomycin (detailed)
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