Is Meloxicam Ototoxic?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Ears Hurt, Apr 22, 2016.

    1. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      Does anyone know if Meloxicam is safe to take with tinnitus? Is the medication ototoxic?
       
    2. Aussie Lea
      Dramaqueen

      Aussie Lea Member

      Location:
      Melbourne Yarra Valley
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/09/2013
      In high doses and over a period of time Meloxicam can kill some hair cells. Less than 15 mg / day for less than a month shouldn't impact you.
       
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      Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      Thank you
       
    4. Sofie

      Sofie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere disease
      My tinnitus got worse with Meloxicam 15mg/day. I'm not sure if the hair cell damage is permanent or not - I only took Meloxicam for a very short time so at least I hope there's no permanent damage.

      Tinnitus is mentioned as a 'rare' side-effect in the brochure of the meloxicam I have (EuroGenerics).
       

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