Ototoxic Meds (Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen or Tramadol) — Lesser of Two Evils?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Rob D., Jul 10, 2016.

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    1. Rob D.

      Rob D. Member

      Location:
      North Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I am in severe pain from disc problems. Does anyone have reliable medical information on which drug poses less risk, hydocodone with 325 mg acetaminophen, or Tramadol?
       
    2. hartje5
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      hartje5 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 december 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Verapamil, Flecainide, Apixaban, stress
      I know Tramadol can be ototoxic and that you should stay away from Ibuprofen too. I had a herniated disk in my lower back 3 years ago so I looked up Tramadol recently just out of curiosity. I hope the pain will go away soon!
       
    3. Rob D.

      Rob D. Member

      Location:
      North Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Thank you
       
    4. hartje5
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      hartje5 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 december 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Verapamil, Flecainide, Apixaban, stress
      I wish you the best I know how much pain you must be in :(!
       
    5. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Melbourne, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2012
      Hydrocodone seems to be pretty notorious for being ototoxic. I've definitely seen it mentioned a lot more than most other opiate pain killers.

      I have not seen Tramadol mentioned nearly anywhere as much in that regard, so I would consider going with that. There might be other pain killers that might be more appropriate but it's probably something to discuss with your doctor, or researched online.
       

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