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Review: could Rheumatoid arthritis cause Ringing in the ears?

We study 200,004 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Among them, 406 have Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 321,120 patients) can be treated by Methotrexate Sodium, Methotrexate, Enbrel, Prednisone, Humira, Plaquenil.

Ringing in the ears

Ringing in the ears (a ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 114,972 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 199,985 people who have rheumatoid arthritis are studied. Among them, 406 (0.20%) have Ringing In The Ears. They amount to 0.35% of all the 114,936 people who have Ringing In The Ears on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ringing in the ears in rheumatoid arthritis reports

Gender of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Ringing in the ears * :

FemaleMale
Ringing in the ears83.93%16.07%

Age of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Ringing in the ears * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ringing in the ears0.00%0.00%0.00%1.75%3.72%20.79%28.45%45.51%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ringing in the ears0.00%60.00%26.67%13.33%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (78 people, 19.21%)
  2. Osteoporosis (73 people, 17.98%)
  3. Hypertension (46 people, 11.33%)
  4. Ulcer (32 people, 7.88%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (27 people, 6.65%)
  6. Pain (22 people, 5.42%)
  7. Vitamin supplementation (20 people, 4.93%)
  8. Folate deficiency (14 people, 3.45%)
  9. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (13 people, 3.20%)
  10. Gastric disorder (13 people, 3.20%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (219 people, 53.94%)
  2. Enbrel (194 people, 47.78%)
  3. Humira (178 people, 43.84%)
  4. Folic acid (123 people, 30.30%)
  5. Fosamax (96 people, 23.65%)
  6. Remicade (78 people, 19.21%)
  7. Synthroid (61 people, 15.02%)
  8. Prednisone (46 people, 11.33%)
  9. Omeprazole (45 people, 11.08%)
  10. Plaquenil (43 people, 10.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Comments for this study:

ArnieK (8 months ago):

Trying to find an anti inflammatory medicine for arthritis ( using Arthrotec ) that does not worsen tinititus.
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • On enbrel 50mg/week injection-able. Have low back pain and ringing in ears has started up this past few weeks. could it be from enbrel use? (also use up to 4 ibuprophen/day)

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • is this side effect serious and should i be conserned. will the ringing go away with discontinuing drug

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I received two Rituxan infusions two weeks apart with Methotrexate for my severe rheumatoid arthritis . Within two weeks of the last infusion I became severely ill with a virus suffering from Sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, conjunctivitis, urinary & bowel pain, urinary incontinence & bloody urine. It took me 6 weeks and infusions of IVIG to recover. During the same time period I started having severe load and continuous tinnitus that hasn't gone away in 6 months. ENT specialist informed me that this type of drug can cause tinnitus and it may never go away. Also, I have experienced only 6 weeks without illness during the past 6 months. I do have Mannose Binding Lectin deficiency, Hashimoto's, Sjogren's, Raynaud's, & asthma and I am allergic to most medications including all antibiotics. The Rituxan did help my RA symptoms. I am very health conscious and take vitamin supplements.

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