Ageusia associated to treatment with amitriptyline and terbinafine

V. P. Jerath, Megha Sood

Abstract


Ageusia is a rare condition characterized by loss of taste functions of the tongue.
A large number of conditions may be responsible for causing ageusia. Adverse
effects of drug therapy are the most common cause for the loss of taste. Ageusia
can have a significant effect on the quality of life of patients and can lead to loss
of appetite, weight, and may require discontinuation of drug administration in
already compromised patients. We present two cases of ageusia one associated with
amitriptyline in a patient with endogenous depression and the other with terbinafine
in patient with tinea unguium.


Keywords


Ageusia, Amitriptyline, Terbinafine

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