Medicines That Can Cause Tinnitus

Medicines That Can Cause Tinnitus

Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause ringing in the ears (tinnitus). A few examples are:

If ringing in the ears occurs after you have taken a medicine:

  • Call the doctor who prescribed the medicine to determine whether you should stop taking the medicine or take a different one. An appointment may not be needed.
  • If you are taking a nonprescription medicine, stop taking it. Call your doctor if you feel you need to continue taking the medicine.


ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

Current as ofJune 4, 2014

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