Corticosteroids and Pentoxifylline may worsen Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Dr. Stephen Nagler (MD)' started by Felippe Malta, Oct 7, 2014.

    1. Felippe Malta

      Felippe Malta Member

      Location:
      Brazil
      Tinnitus Since:
      2002
      A doctor in Brazil gave me Decadron (Corticosteroids) and Pentoxifylline because I went to a party with loud and started to listen to the tinnitus in my right ear but the result was worsen Tinnitus that I already owned. Corticosteroids and Pentoxifylline may worsen Tinnitus? I don't know if I posted the message in the correct place I intend to ask a question.
       
    2. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member Clinician Benefactor

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      Hi @Felippe Malta -

      Decadron can occasionally aggravate tinnitus, but the effect is temporary. I am unaware of Trental (pentoxifylline) aggravating tinnitus. Neither drug is known to cause permanent auditory damage.

      Dr. Stephen Nagler
       
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