Lost taste and smell because of metformin

Patient: I have lost my taste and smell and I have taken metformin. Could this be a side effect of the medicine?

Symptoms: Can not taste

Doctor: Thank you for your question.Yes it is true. Some patients may develop alteration in their taste sense with metformin .But if you are able to tolerate it, this is a wonder medicine for diabetes with many beneficial effects including reducing blood sugar.I would advise you to go see your family doctor in person and let them know the side effect you are receiving with the metformin.