Vastarel / Trimetazidine

Discussion in 'Support' started by savvouri, Oct 24, 2014.

    1. savvouri

      savvouri Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/14
      Hi guys

      I have had tinnitus for nearly 3 months now and i can honestly say it is driving me crazy. It is a constant, pulsating sound 24/7 in my left ear that does not seem to be getting any better.

      A month after it started my ENT doctor prescribed cortisone nasal drops for a month for blocked sinuses, to cut out caffeine and to use some kind of white noise when trying to sleep. 2 months later it hasn't made a difference at all.

      I went to another doctor this week who prescribed Vastarel / Trimetazidine.

      I just wondered whether any of you have experience with this and what the outcome was.

      Thanks in advance
       
    2. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
      totally useless unfortunately
       
    3. grate_biff
      No Mood

      grate_biff Member

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      aucustic trauma, benzo withdrawl or both
      According to Wikipedia they give this to T. patients in France.

      "Trimetazidine is usually prescribed as a long-term treatment of angina pectoris, and in some countries (including France) for tinnitus and dizziness."

      Anybody have any experience with this?

      Edit:
      Unfortunately it also says this "EMA recommends that doctors should no longer prescribe trimetazidine for the treatment of patients with tinnitus, vertigo or disturbances in vision"
       
    4. Julien87
      Balanced

      Julien87 Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure (concert)
      I confirm, I got vastarel when I had my T. It did not really help unfortunately.
       
    5. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      Unfortunately all the drugs out there which are supposed to help tinnitus actually it Seems to me that they do nothing for your tinnitus or they make your tinnitus worse.
       
    6. cornelius

      cornelius Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      several acoustic traumas, always physician denial
      I took it for many years without any positive effect believing stupidly that healing would eventually be triggered. Among side effects there are parkinsonian symptoms and french fda even wanted to discontinue it because there are no proven benefits at all.
       
    7. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      When you say a "pulsating sound" do you mean you are hearing your heart beat type pulse?
       
    8. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Check out
      http://otosul.med.br/artigos/medicos/trimetazidina.pdf
      It is in Portuguese, but there is a summary that begins at the bottom of page 2.

      "Conclusion:
      The trimetazidime, an anti-ischemic drug used for many years in Europe as a tinnitus’ treatment alternative, is a safe and successful alternative for neuro-sensorial tinnitus’ treatment."

      I searched this forum, and didn't find any results.

      Has anyone heard anything about this?!
       
    9. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      The EMA European Medicines Agency has recommended doctors not to prescribe this for tinnitus. Off-label use of drugs is more common in Europe. Off-label drugs are used for cancer in the USA at end stages.
       
    10. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Do we know why? Is that the drug that had permanent visual snow as a common side effect?
       
    11. Ubiquiste

      Ubiquiste Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      In France this medication has been officially authorized by the FDA equivalent for the indication "tinnitus of vascular origin". Like the Ginkgo Biloba (Tanakan). This authorization was removed in 2012. Many French people have taken this drug with varying results.

      The laboratory that traded the original drug is French (Servier). This laboratory was involved in a judicial scandal related to its lobbying activity with French politicians. This lobbying would have kept ineffective and dangerous drugs on the market without scientific justifications.
       
    12. .bill

      .bill Member

      Location:
      Hollywood Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      december2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      from ear infection
      Hell even the name scares me!!!!!!
       

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