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Toxic Medications that Cause Tinnitus: Ototoxicity

There’s more than one way to cause ear ringing from tinnitus; in addition to noise-induced ear damage, other causes of tinnitus may include medications that have a toxic effect on the part of your nervous system that controls hearing. Here is a long list of ototoxic drugs that cause tinnitus.


Toxic Medications that Cause Tinnitus: Ototoxicity

Ototoxic medications are poison for your ears. Yet, many physicians prescribe pain relievers, antibiotics, or antidepressants without warning their patients about possible long-term side effects. Prolonged usage of these prescription medications may result in chronic tinnitus- incessant ear ringing, headaches, and hearing loss that are difficult to treat, and can last for months, even years.


Symptoms of ototoxicity

Tinnitus is just one of several toxic symptoms you may experience. Prolonged exposure to ototoxic medications may cause:

  • Tinnitus- phantom sounds that only the sufferer hears, and may last for days, weeks, or months
  • Ear fullness
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Hearing loss
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Brain fog


Medications that cause tinnitus

Listed are some prescribed and over-the-counter (OTC) medications most likely to cause tinnitus:

Note: if you are taking any of the prescribed medications listed below, do not stop taking them without first discussing your concerns with your doctor and developing a suitable treatment plan.


  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin
  • Naproxen
  • Quinine
  • Diuretics
  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics
  • Anti-neoplastic drugs
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Cardiovascular agents
  • Tetracyclines
  • Sulfonamides
  • Antihistamines
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Local anesthetics
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Lithium


Non-drug chemicals that increase your risk for developing tinnitus include:


  • Nicotine
  • Butyl nitrite
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Carbon monoxide

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