Tinnitus and Valtrex?

Discussion in 'Support' started by davidchampoux, Jan 23, 2015.

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    1. davidchampoux
      Confused

      davidchampoux Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Quebec City
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Viral?
      I'm on Valtrex for more than 10 years now. I did try to stop a few times but my problem always reapears after a few week so most of those years, I took (and still take) 1000mg every 2 days. It works better than 500mg each day in my case (doctors don't know why, but some agree that it's possible).

      Could the Valtrex be the cause of the Ts that I have for almost 4 years now?

      Thanks for any info/advice...
       
    2. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      Unlikely, I've read the Valtrex leaflet and there is no mention of tinnitus as a side effect.
      Furthermore Valtrex may be beneficial for a few tinnitus cases that are caused by viral labyrinthitis and are treated early on along with corticosteroids.

      However, everyone responds differently to medications and there is always a very slight possibility that Valtrex may have something to do with your T.
       
    3. davidchampoux
      Confused

      davidchampoux Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Quebec City
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Viral?
      My cochelea outter cells tests are not very good... I'm still wondering if a long term usage of Valtrex could have have damaged them...

      More info / opinions ?
       
    4. Mario martz
      Creative

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
    5. davidchampoux
      Confused

      davidchampoux Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Quebec City
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Viral?
      Yes, I've ruled out that possibility with time! ;)
       

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