Gustatory hallucinations can be described as hallucinations involving the sense of taste. A common example of this is a strong, unpleasant metallic taste in one's mouth that appears after or during a dissociative or deliriant experience. Another example is a strong sweet taste in one's saliva, which makes it taste like molten sugar. This can be either pleasant or unpleasant, depending on the user's like or dislike of this taste. These types of hallucinations can cover a range of potential tastes and are relatively uncommon compared to other types of hallucinations. These hallucinations can occur alongside external hallucinations, such as the experience of "shadow people".
Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:
- Dextromethorphan & Diphenhydramine