There is a wide variety of drugs that can cause tinnitus (noise in ears) or in case of already suffering from them, increasing its intensity or the inconvenience caused. This type of medications that cause disease or Otologic disorders, are called ototoxic drugs. Cochlear toxicity manifests itself with tinnitus, hearing loss, and occasional pain in the ear, is more easy to diagnose that the vestibular toxicity, which can cause vertigo, dizziness, ataxia and nystagmus. The first cases of ototxicidad by drugs were around in 1944 with the introduction of Streptomycin in the treatment of tuberculosis. It has subsequently also been shown ototoxicity with other aminoglycoside antibiotics. Currently are ototoxic drugs also to the antineoplastic antibiotics derived from Platinum, Salicylates, quinine and powerful diuretics.
It is known that in the case of the nonsteroidal (NSAID), Salicylates and quinine, disorders Otologic produced they cease to suspend treatment and are usually completely reversible. In the case of the aminoglycoside antibiotics, produced deafness is reversed only in 50% of patients. The antineoplastic antibiotics produce a progressive ototoxicity with a high incidence. Tinnitus produced by this ototoxicity may be reversible if the doses of this antibiotic have been low. Ototoxicity of potent diuretics alone has been presented with high doses, and most of the documented cases, when they have interaction with other ototoxic. Quinine and chloroquine which are used for the treatment of malaria usually present ototoxicity permanent, especially if administered in high doses and prolonged treatments. Patients treated with this drug usually present tinnitus and deafness. For all cases, the medical professional will know counterpose the adverse effects of medication prescribed by the risks of not treating certain ailments with special emphasis on the characteristics of each patient and in their propensity to the described symptoms. There is a method of little known but very effective is guaranteed to make that tinnitus will disappear forever. If you want to read as I personally I managed to accidentally eliminate tinnitus, you have Click here.