Drugs That Cause Tinnitus

Prescriptions drugs that may cause tinnitus as a side effect.

There are many conditions that can cause tinnitus. It may come as a surprise therefor to learn that prescription drugs can actually cause tinnitus. Picture this, you visit the doctor to get some relief for depression or anxiety, you are given a prescription to help and the next thing you know, your ears start ringing like crazy.

Sound far fetched? It isn’t! In fact the pharmaceutical companies list tinnitus as a side effect on many medications, but some doctors still prescribe the medication without warning you of the possible side effects the drugs could cause.

Often, the medications you are taking for another condition could be causing your current ringing in the ears or similar sounds. If you already have tinnitus, don’t be too quick to assume that it must be due to the current medications you are taking. Stop first and try to remember if you had the tinnitus before starting the medication. It could be that something else caused the tinnitus and the medications you are now taking is making it worse.

Here are some drugs that cause tinnitus for you to consider. These drugs are listed in the Physicians Daily Reference as causing tinnitus as a side effect.

If you are taking any of these medications and suffer from tinnitus symptoms such as ringing in the ears, you may want to talk with your doctor about alternative medications.

· Abelcet Injection (Liposome)
· Accutane
· Aceon Tablets (2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg)
· Aciphex Tablets
· Acromycin V
· Actifed with Codiene Cough Syrup
· Actiq (Anesta)
· Actonel Tablets
· Adalat CC
· Aggrenox Capsules
· Agrylin Capsules
· Alferon N Injection (Interferon)
· Alka-Seltzer Original Tablets
· Alferon N
· Alumadrine Tablets
· Altace
· Alumadrine Tablets
· Ambien
· Amerge Tablets
· Amicar
· Anatranil
· Aralen
· Arithritis Strength BC Powder
· Aricept Tablets
· Arthrotec Tablets
· Asacol
· Asendin
· Aspirin
· Atacand HCT Tablets
· Atretol
· Atrofen
· Atrovent Nasal Spray
· Atrohist Plus
· Avelox Tablets
· Azactam Tablets
· Azactam for Injection
· Azulfidine EN-tabs Tablet
· BC Powder
· Bactrim
· Arthritis Strength BC Powder
· Benadryl Parenteral
· Betaxon Ophthalmic Suspension
· Biaxin
· Calan Tablets
· Calan SR Caplets
· Cama
· Cardura
· Celexa
· CellCept
· Cinobac
· Claritin-D
· Clinoril
· Clomid Tablets
· Cognex Capsules
· Colazal Capsules
· Copaxone for Injection
· Coreg Tablets
· Corgard
· Corzide
· Cosopt Sterile Ophthalmic Solution
· Cuprimine
· Daypro
· Dasprin
· Deconamine
· Demadex
· Depakene
· Depen Titratable Tablets
· Desferal Vials
· Desyrel & Desyrel Dividose
· Diamox
· Diovan HCT Tablets
· Dilacor XR
· Dipentum
· Diprivan
· Disalcid
· Dynabac
· Dyphenhydramine [Nytol, Benydrl, etc]
· Dyclone
· Easprin
· Ecotrin
· Edecrin
· Effexor
· ELA-Max Cream
· Elavil
· Eldepryl
· Emcyt
· Emla cream
· Empirin with Codiene
· Erythromycin
· Engerix-B
· Equagesic
· Esgic-plus
· Eskalith
· Ethmozine
· EtrafonEvoxac Capsules
· Excedrin Exelon Capsules
· Exelon Oral Solution
· Floxin
· Ganite
· Halcion Tablets
· Ibuprofen
· Ilosone
· Imitrex Nasal Spray
· Intron A
· Infergen
· Invirase Capsules
· Isoptin SR Tablets
· Kerlone Tablets
· Lariam
· Lamictal
· Lasix
· Legatrin
· Levaquin
· Levaquin
· Lexxel
· Lipitor
· Lioresal
· Lithane
· Lithium Carbonate
· Lithobid Slow-Release Tablets
· Lithonate
· Lodine Capsules
· Lodine Tablets
· Lodine XL Extended-Release Tablets
· Lopressor Ampuis
· Lopressor DCT
· Lopressor
· Lotensin HCT Tablets
· Lotrel Capsules
· Loreico
· Lupron Depot
· Luvox Tablets
· Ludiomil
· Magnevist
· Marinol (Dronabinol)
· Marcaine Hydrochloride
· Methergine
· Minipress Capsules
· Motrin
· Mono-Cesac
· Naropin Injection
· Nebcin Vials, Hyporets & ADD-Vantage
· Neoral Soft Gelatin Capsules
· Neoral Oral Solution
· Neptazane Tablets
· Nescaine Injection
· Nesacaine-MPF Injection
· Neurontin Capsules
· Neurontin Oral Solution
· Nipent for
· Ornade Spansule Capsules
· Orthoclone OOKT3 Sterile Solution
· PBZ
· Penetrex Tablets
· Pepcid
· Pepto-Bismol
· Prevpak
· Prinivil Tablets
· Prinzide Tablets
· Procardia Capsules
· Procardia Tablets
· Prograf
· ProSom
· Protonix Tablets
· Proventil HFA Inhalation Aerosol
· Proventil Repetabs Tablets
· Proventil Tablets
· Prozac Pulvules & Liquid, Oral Solution
· Prozac Pulvules, Liquid, and Weekly Capsules
· Questran
· Quinaglute Dura-Tabs Tablets
· Quinamm
· Quinidex Extentabs
· Rapamune Oral Solution and Tablets
· Recombivax HB
· Relafen Tablets
· Rheumatrex Methotrexate
· ReVia Tablets
· Rifater
· Septra Tablets
· Septra DS Tablets
· Sonata Capsules
· Soriatane Capsules
· Sular Tablets
· Sulfadiazine
· Surmontil Capsules
· Sustiva Capsules
· Talacen Caplets
· Verelan PM Capsules
· Viagra Tablets
· Vioxx
· Vistide Injection
· Vivactil Tablets
· Voltaren Tablets
· Voltaren-XR Tablets
· Wellbutrin Tablets
· Xylocaine with Epinephrine Injection
· Zestril Tablets
· Zestoretic [0.3-1%]
· Ziac Tablets
· Zithromax
· Zoloft
· Zomig
· Zonegran Capsules
· Zoleft
· Zosyn
· Zyloprim
· Zyban Sustained-Release Tablets
· Zyprexa
· Zyrtec

This is by no means an exhaustive list. You can check the side effects of your current prescriptions to see if tinnitus could be one of them or ask your doctor if you are concerned that a medication you are currently taking could be causing or contributing to your tinnitus.