What Are the Medications That Can Cause Tinnitus?

Q:
What are the medications that can cause tinnitus?

A:
Medications that may cause or worsen tinnitus include:

  • Aspirin
  • Diuretics
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Quinine-based medication
  • Antibiotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Cancer drugs

Under most circumstances, the higher the dose of these medications, the greater your chance of problems. If you stop the drug, your symptoms will often go away.

Remember not to stop taking any medication before asking your doctor for advice first.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.