Will Aspirin Make Tinnitus Worse?

Discussion in 'Support' started by mike, Dec 27, 2012.

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    1. mike

      mike Member

      Location:
      Franklin ohio
      Tinnitus Since:
      1 1/2 months
      Will one asprin daily 81 mg baby asprin have a affect on making your tinnitus worse. What do you think about this? Does asprin make it worse or does it not affect it at all since it is a low dose.
       
    2. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Mike,
      Baby aspirin doesn't seem to affect my tinnitus, but I have read elsewhere that aspirin can cause ringing to get worse for some people. However, the effect seems to be reversible. So, if you decide to take it and it causes a problem, you can stop it, and any additional ringing should subside. That's what I've heard, anyway.

      Would like to hear whether others have had any bad experiences with aspirin.
       
    3. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Yes, Karen is correct. Any possible tinnitus from Aspirin/Ibuprofen/Acetaminophen is reversible once stopped especially in lower doses. 81mg is pretty low.
       
    4. Fish
      Balanced

      Fish Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2012
      I agree with others, aspirin-induced tinnitus is rare and generally considered to be reversible. If taken at low doses, I think you have nothing to worry about. Do you have to use aspirin for pain relief? When I was sick two weeks ago I had no choice but to take something to kill fever and after some research I noticed that paracetamole has much better safety profile when it comes to tinnitus than ibuprofen, for example. I used 500 mg twice a day for a week and it didn't make my tinnitus worse.
       
    5. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Fish, that's good to know! I'm glad it worked for you during the fever, and hope you're feeling better now.

      Mike, paracetamole is the same thing as acetomenophin (Tylenol) in the U.S.
       
    6. click
      Busy

      click Member Benefactor

      Location:
      West Cornwall, England, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure
      Really glad you are feeling better Fish - it sounded like you had it bad!
       
    7. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I'd try turmeric for head-aches and pains.
       
    8. LUIS AIRES
      Disappointed

      LUIS AIRES Member

      Location:
      Lisbon - Portugal
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Doctor gave me no reason. He just said there was no cure for T.
      Well, as for aspirin making T worse, all I can say is that it happens to me and to almost everyone I know who suffers from T. Asprin chemical composition is essentially acetylsalicylic acid which is definitely an ototoxic drug. I agree that many T sufferers may not notice any significant change in their T when taking aspirin or any other medication containing acetylsalicylic acid however, I can assure you it is undoubtedly harmful to most people even when taken in low doses. The same happens with Indapamide, a diuretic used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is an ototoxic medicine that can seriously harm your cochlea and cause hearing loss but don't expect your doctor tell you about it. These side effects are also considered reversible as soon as you stop taking the medicine.
       

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