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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Pharmacy and Medications
Could Folic Acid Cause a Bitter Taste and Body Odor?
I have been taking 10 billion doses of Acidophilus and 800 mcg of Folic acid for about 3 weeks.I have developed a bitter taste in my mouth and a body odor. I was wondering if this could be from the Folic acid. I realize that it is not a large dose but still wonder if it is affecting me.I appreciate anything you may contribute. Thank you.
Folic acid has caused a bad taste or bitter taste in the mouth. Neither the folic acid nor the lactobacillus (acidophilus) is known for causing body odor.
Please discuss your symptoms with your family doctor.
Carmen M Hadley, RPh, CSPI
Former Clinical Instructor
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University