Medicines That Can Cause Tinnitus
Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause
ringing in the ears (tinnitus). A few examples are:
- Aspirin, ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin), and
naproxen (such as Aleve).
- Some blood pressure and heart
- Some antidepressants.
- Some cancer
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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||January 11, 2012|