Questions about certain medications

Discussion in 'Support' started by Snake Plissken, May 16, 2014.

    1. Snake Plissken
      Crappy

      Snake Plissken Member

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      Chester
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      09/13
      Hi all, I have questions about the ototoxicity of certain drugs. A simple google search has provided nothing conclusive for any of these, but I guess folks here are more likely to be in the know!

      Firstly, I have been taking Migraleve pink as needed when having migraines. I know paracetamol is OK but what about codeine (specifically codeine phosphate) and buclizine hydrochloride?

      Also, I have recently been prescribed Amoxicillin to reduce swelling after a dental operation. I know I really ought to take it, but I've heard horror stories about antibiotics. Safe or no go?
       
    2. AUTHOR
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      Snake Plissken
      Crappy

      Snake Plissken Member

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      Chester
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      09/13
      Yo folks I would appreciate an answer. The antibiotics question is urgent.
       
    3. lapidus

      lapidus Member Benefactor

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      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I've only heard the opposite about lidocaine. That it can reduce and even completely take away T temporarily. I think it even was because of dental operations this was discovered.
       
    4. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Founder Staff Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

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    5. attheedgeofscience
      No Mood

      attheedgeofscience Member Mighty Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      I cannot tell you what you what you should do, but I can tell you what I would do (in your situation). I would not take wide spectrum antibiotics for a speculative/preventive infection. Antibiotics should be used for a concrete diagnosis. That said, the wide spectrum antibiotics that must be avoided are the ones where the produce name ends in -mycin.

      Paracetamol = no problem.
      Codeine = no problem.

      (Generally pain killers are not a problem unless taken for a long, long time at high doses...)

      But instead of asking us the questions above, why not ask your physician...?
       
    6. AUTHOR
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      Snake Plissken
      Crappy

      Snake Plissken Member

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      Chester
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      09/13
      Tell you the truth? I feel kinda silly... I know a lot of docs still view T as no big deal, and of course they would say I should still take my meds.
       
    7. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Chapel Hill NC
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      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably traumatic noise event
      @lapidus. There's a very active member on this forum who got T after the use of lidocaine during a dental procedure... Just FYI
       
    8. lapidus

      lapidus Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Did not know that, thanks for info. I tell ya, these hearing issues just get more and more complex to me :p
       
    9. AUTHOR
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      Snake Plissken
      Crappy

      Snake Plissken Member

      Location:
      Chester
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/13
      My T has been louder since the first dental op (w/ lidocaine) and I'm going to have another in a few days. Is there anything to be done? I can't very well have the operation without aneasthesia, and I can't ignore the problem forever...
       
    10. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Chapel Hill NC
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably traumatic noise event
      I don't know but you could start a new thread asking about lidocaine specifically and probably get some responses from people who have experienced it.
       

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