Old Drugs

Discussion in 'Support' started by Louise, Jan 13, 2013.

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    1. Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/06/2012
      Whilst googling Retigabine, a Potassium Channel Modulator,I found this list of drugs, with some trials results, that can help T.
      In the Potassium Channel Modulator section it says "These results suggest that potassium channel modulators may represent new therapeutic candidates for tinnitus management." A drug called Retigabine is supposed to be the same as the 'Maxipost' cited in the article.
      What I started to wonder was; are they not doing proper trials on this drug for T because the drug exists already (and is cheap) so if it does work they wont be able to make enough money out of it? Call me sceptical...

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136369/
       
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    2. mock turtle

      mock turtle Member

      Location:
      puget sound
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/26/1992...habituated after 2 years; 11/04/11 new outbreak
      Louise

      outstanding link...thanks...great summary of drugs that may be effective in treating tinnitus

      quite a great compendium

      best wishes
      mt
       
    3. Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/06/2012
      A compendium indeed MT. And I am going to find a private doctor who will help me try some of them.
       
    4. sharon

      sharon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2112
      Last year I was chatting to a man who'd got T , he used to have drugs that could reduce the level of buzzin had unfortunately the NHS recalled them from use.
       
    5. Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/06/2012
      Interesting. Do you remember the name of them?
       

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