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bitter mouth taste
Jan 23, 2011

hi Doc i am on Lamzid and Efivarenz with purbac. for a few months now i have have a bitter taste in my mouth as if i have chewed on one of the meds.. the bitters stays for the whole days and for days.. what could be the cause and what should i do to get rid of it?


Response from Dr. Henry

The zidvoudine in Lamzid can cause taste abnormalities-less likely would be the efavirenz can cause taste problems. I am not familiar with purbac. Chewing on the meds is not recommended versus swallowing the pills whole. Having a good mouth exam looking for gum, tongue or other conditions is recommended to see if there is a contributing oral condition. KH

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