Does Terbinafine antifungal drug cause loss of taste? How long does it take to recover?
Hello, I had been taking terbinafine for approximately 5 weeks before I noticed almost a complete loss of taste. I have since been off the tablets for 1 week and I am yet to notice any improvement at all. Has anyone else experienced this? Does Terbinafine antifungal drug cause loss of taste? How long does it take to recover?
@nevada Hello, loss of taste is a rare side-effect of terbinafine tablets. Loss of taste sensation is a rare side effect of terbinafine that occurs in 0.6 to 2.8 percent of those taking this drug. Studies have also reported that taste loss commonly occurs after 4-6 weeks of drug use. Taste loss gradually recovers after stopping terbinafine. Most reported cases had complete recovery of taste function within 4 months of stopping terbinafine. Thank You!