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?
How long does the metallic taste from Vancomycin last?
Question posted by kdog61 on 29 June 2010
Last updated on 29 May 2019 by Marsh19027Mallow
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.
The metallic taste should go away fairly soon after stopping the vancomycin.
See your doctor if the metallic taste persists.
- Vancomycin uses and safety info
- Vancomycin information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Vancomycin (detailed)
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