Problems with Smell

Frequently Asked Questions

17. What can I do if my medication is causing me to have a problem with my sense of smell?

See your doctor and ask if your medicine could be causing your problem with smell. Some medicines, such as antibiotics and antihistamines, are more likely to cause problems. Your doctor may be able to adjust or change your medicine. If not, he or she may suggest ways to manage your problem.

Do not stop taking your medicine unless directed by your doctor. To reduce unwanted side effects, your doctor may try to find a new medicine for you or reduce the dose of your medicine.