10 Common Bitter Taste in Mouth Causes

By carolynne
Reviewed: dr. stavarache
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Over-the-counter and prescription medications contain a concoction of natural elements and chemical compounds that may leave a bitter taste in a person's mouth. If the bitterness appears after taking medication and stops once the course of meds is over, the bitter taste may have been a side effect.

Antidepressants, antibiotics, antihistamines, anti-seizure drugs and cardiac medications are common culprits. When these types of medications are absorbed into the system, remnants may be excreted through saliva, leaving a temporary bitter taste in the mouth.

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