Doxycycline and Macrodantin — Ototoxic or Not?

Discussion in 'Support' started by DebInAustralia, Aug 22, 2015.

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    1. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      I may need to take doxycycline and macrodantin for a biofilm bladder infection I've had for the past 6 months, quite high doses for prolonged period (ie potentially at least 6 months or more). I am nervous about this.

      Can anyone tell me if these medications are known to be associated with ototoxicity/worsening tinnitus/hyperacusis? If so, I may have to look for an alternative treatment.

      thanks
       
    2. BobDigi
      Kick ass

      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      If you look online you'll find almost every medication is said to be ototoxic. So don't bother looking. I can tell you I had doxyciline about 3 months ago and I had no problems.
       
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    3. Eleanor
      Tolerant

      Eleanor Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise/fibromyalgia/ lupus/ anxitey/Lymes
      I took doxy for prolonged exposure to lymes disease for 6 weeks and my tinnitus stayed at the same volume so you'd probably be fine. But if you are conserned monitor your tinnitus day to day and stop taking it if it does and go back to your doctor.
      But I'm almost positive you will be fine.
       
    4. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      Thankyou for your responses

      I think i will try it and see how i go
       
    5. BobDigi
      Kick ass

      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      I just remembered. When I had to take it I asked my doctor if it was ototoxic, and she said it was fine. So you have a doctors, albeit mine, advise to help with your concerns too.
       
    6. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      Thankyou bob

      I have put off taking it for 6 months now. Im very ill. I feel i almost have no choice but to trial it
       
    7. JohnK
      Lonely

      JohnK Member

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows?
      How did it go? Doxycycline gave me tinnitus.
       

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