Drugs with Tinnitus Side Effects

 
The following is a list of drugs which potentially can have tinnitus as a side-effect as indicated in the
 1995 Physicians Desk Reference and distributed by the American Tinnitus Association.

Your physician should always be consulted about questions before any changes are made in your medication. Also, it should be abundantly clear that just because tinnitus develops while you are on one of the drugs, it does not mean that the tinnitus is actually due to the drug. Similarly, if you do have tinnitus, and one of these drugs is indicated for treatment of an unrelated disorder, your tinnitus may not necessarily get worse. Bring the situation to the attention of your physician, and make a mutual decision in your best interest.


The absence of incidence data [ * ] means there was none given, and/or it is unknown.

A

Accutane [less than 1%] 
Acromycin V 
Actifed with Codiene Cough Syrup 
Adalat CC [less than 1%] 
Alferon N [one patient] 
Altace [less than 1%] 
Ambien [infrequent] 
Amicar [occasional] 
Anatranil [4-5%] 
Anaprox and Anaprox DS [3-9%] 
Anestacon [among most common] 
Ansaid [1-3%] 
Aralen Hydrochloride [one Patient] 
Arithritis Strength BC Powder 
Asacol 
Ascriptin A/D 
Ascriptin 
Asendin [less than 1%] 
Aspirin [among most frequent] 
Atretol 
Atrofen 
Atrohist Plus 
Azactam [less than 1%] 
Azo Gantanol 
Azo Gantrisin 
Azulfidine [rare] 

B

BC Powder 
Bactrim DS 
Bactrim I.V. 
Bactrim 
Blocadren [less than 1%] 
Buprenex [less than 1%] 
BuSpar [frequent] 


C

Cama 
Capastat Sulfate 
Carbocaine Hydrochloride 
Cardene [rare] 
Cardioquin 
Cardizem [less than 1%] '' CD [less than 1%] '' SR [less than 1%] 
Cardura [1%] 
Cartrol [less common] 
Cataflam [1-3%] 
Childrens Advil [less than 3%] 
Cibalith-S 
Cinobac [less than 1 in 100] 
Cipro [less than 1%] 
Claritin [2% or less] 
Clinoril [greater than 1%] 
Cognex 
Corgard [1-5 of 1000 patients] 
Corzide [ '' ] 
Cuprimine [greater than 1%] 
Cytotec [infrequent] 

D

Dalgan [less than 1%] 
Dapsone USP 
Daypro [greater than 1% less than 3%] 
Dasprin 
Deconamine 
Demadex 
Depen Titratable 
Desferal Vials 
Desyrel & Desyrel Dividose [1.4%] 
Diamox 
Dilacor XR 
Dipentum [rare] 
Diprivan [less than 1%] 
Disalcid 
Dolobid [greater than 1% in 100] 
Duranest 
Dyphenhydramine [Nytol, Benydrl, etc] 
Dyclone 
Dasprin 
Dynabac 


E

Easprin 
Ecotrin 
Edecrin 
Effexor [2%] 
Elavil 
Eldepryl 
Emcyt 
Emla cream 
Empirin with Codiene 
Erythromycin 
Engerix-B 
Equagesic 
Esgic-plus [infrequent]
Eskalith 
Ethmozine [less than 2%] 
Etrafon


F

Fansidar 
Feidene [1-3%] 
Fioricat with Codeine [infrequent] 
Flexeril [less than 1%] 
Floxin [less than 1%] 
Foscavir [1-5%] 
Fungijzone 

G

Ganite 
Gantanol 
Gantrisin 
Garamycin 
Glauctabs 


H

HIVID [less than 1%] 
Halcion [rare] 
Hyperstat 
Hytrin [at least 1%]


I

Ibuprofen [less than 3%] [Advil, etc.]
Ilosone 
Imdur [less than or equal to 5%] 
Indocin [greater than 1%] 
Intron A [up to 4%] 

K

Kerione [less than 2%] 


L

Lariam [among most frequent] 
Lasix 
Legatrin 
Lncocin [occasional] 
Lioresal 
Lithane 
Lithium Carbonate 
Lithobid 
Lithonate 
Lodine [greater than 1% less than 3%] 
Lopressor Ampuis 
Lopressor DCT [1 in 100] 
Lopressor 
Loreico 
Lotensin HCT [0.3-1%] 
Ludiomil [rare]


M

Magnevist [less than 1%] 
Marinol (Dronabinol) [less than 1%] 
Marcaine Hydrochloride 
Marcaine Spinal 
Maxaquin [less than 1%] 
Mazicon [less than 1%] 
Meclomen [greater than 1%] 
Marcaine Hydrochloride 
Marcaine Spinal 
Maxaquin [less than 1%] 
Mazicon [less than 1%] 
Meclomen [greater than 1%] 
Methergine [rare] 
Methotrexate [less common] 
Mexitil [1.9% to 2.4%] 
Midamor [less than or equel to 1%] 
Minipress [less than 1%] 
Minizide [rare] 
Mintezol 
Moduretic 
Mono-Cesac 
Monopril [0.2-1%] 
Monopril [0.2-1%] 
Motrin [less than 3%] 
Mustargen [infrequent] 
Mykrox [less than 2%] 
MZM [among most frequent] 

N

Nalfon [4.5%] 
Naprosyn [3-9%] 
Nebcin 
Neptazane 
Nescaine 
Netromycin 
Neurontin [infrequent] 
Nicorette 
Nipent [less than 3%] 
Nipride 
Noroxin 
Norpramin 
Norvasc [0.1-1%]


O

Omniscan [less than 1%] 
Ornade 
Orthoclone OKT3 
Orudis [greater than 1%] 
Oruvail [greater than 1%] 


P

P-A-C Analgesic 
PBZ 
Pamelor 
Parnate 
Paxil [infrequent] 
Pedia-Profen [greater than 1% less than 3%] 
Pediazole 
Penetrex [less than 1%] 
Pepcid [infrequent] 
Pepto-Bismol 
Periactin 
Permax [infrequent] 
Phenergan 
Phrenilin [infrequent] 
Piroxicam [1-3%] 
Plaquenil 
Platinol 
Plendil [0.5% or greater] 
Pontocaine Hydrochloride 
Prilosec [less than 1%] 
Primaxin [less than 2%] 
Prinvil [0.3-1%] 
Prinzide [0.3-1%] 
Procardia [1% or less] 
ProSam [infrequent] 
Proventil [2%] 
Prozac [infrequent]

Q

Questran 
Quinaglute 
Quinamm 
Quinidex 
Q-vel Muscle Relaxant Pain Reliever

R

Recombivax HB [less than 1%] 
Relafen [3-9%] 
Rheumatrex Methotrexate [less common] 
Rifater 
Risperdal [rare]
Romazicon [less than 1%] 
Ru-Tuss 
Rythmol 


S

Salflex 
Sandimmune [2% or less] 
Sedapap [infrequent] 
Sensorcaine 
Septra 
Sinequan [occasional] 
Soma Compound 
Sporanox [less than 1%] 
Stadol [3-9%] 
Streptomycin Sulfate 
Sulfadiazine 
Surmontil

T

Talacen [rare] 
Talwin [rare] 
Tambocor [1% or less than 3%] 
Tavist and Tavist-D 
Tegretol 
Temaril 
Tenex [3% or less] 
Thera-Besic 
Thiosulfil Forte 
Ticlid [0.5-1%] 
Timolide 
Timoptic 
Tobramycin 
Tofranil 
Tolectin [1-3%] 
Tonocard [0.4-1.5%] 
Toprol XL 
Toradol [1% or less] 
Torecan 
Trexan 
Triaminic 
Triavil 
Trilisate [less than 20%] 
Trinalin Repetabs 
Tympagesic Ear Drops 


U

Ursinus 

V

Vancocin HCI [rare] 
Vantin [less than 1%] 
Vascor [up to 6.52%] 
Vaseretic [0.5-2%] 
Vasotec [0.5-1%] 
Vivactil 
Voltqaren [1-3%]


W

Wellbutrin 


X

Xanax [6.6%] - - Also can be very helpful 
Xylocaine [among most common] 


Z

Zestril [0.3-1%] 
Zestoretic [0.3-1%] 
Ziac 
Zoleft [1.4%] 
Zosyn [less than 1%] 
Zyloprim [less than 1%] 

 

Your physician should always be consulted about questions before any changes are made in your medication. Also, it should be abundantly clear that just because tinnitus develops while you are on one of the drugs, it does not mean that the tinnitus is actually due to the drug. Similarly, if you do have tinnitus, and one of these drugs is indicated for treatment of an unrelated disorder, your tinnitus may not necessarily get worse. Bring the situation to the attention of your physician, and make a mutual decision in your best interest.