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Review: could Diclofenac sodium cause Tinnitus?

Summary: Tinnitus is found among people who take Diclofenac sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Omeprazole, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 14,188 people who have side effects while taking Diclofenac sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 33 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Diclofenac sodium

Diclofenac sodium has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from 14,956 Diclofenac sodium users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 20,240 Tinnitus patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 14,188 people reported to have side effects when taking Diclofenac sodium. Among them, 33 people (0.23%) have Tinnitus.

Trend of Tinnitus in Diclofenac sodium reports

Time on Diclofenac sodium when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Diclofenac sodium * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus58.06%41.94%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Diclofenac sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.00%16.67%33.33%40.00%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Diclofenac sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 9.09%)
  2. Hypertension (3 people, 9.09%)
  3. Pain (2 people, 6.06%)
  4. Osteoarthritis (2 people, 6.06%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (1 people, 3.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Omeprazole (5 people, 15.15%)
  2. Tryptanol (4 people, 12.12%)
  3. Cap lodenosine (4 people, 12.12%)
  4. Crixivan (4 people, 12.12%)
  5. Ascorbic acid (4 people, 12.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Full body joint pain
    At a real loss for what's happening to my body. I'm white, female 46, and feel absolutely crippled. Cannot crouch and get up, my knees are in agony. The Dr. feels I have some type of viral infection. He has not tested me for any strain of Hepatitis due to no sign of jaundice in the eyes.
    First sign of this was a month ago. Woke up could hardly move. Let up slightly for a few weeks, could tolerate the pain. Then is switched to terrible. The meds help somewhat, but some days it acts like nothing is working. My joints are starting to crack at times. Mornings my neck and wrists hurt bad, then the knees once moving around.
    Three months before this I had gallbladder issues (bad pain after eating) Had CT scan and ultrasound. Showed small stones and small fibroid in gallbladder and slightly distended gallbladder. Cannot see specialist until July 2015. He doesn't feel this is in anyway related.
    I'm having a second set of blood tests run, and should have more results soon I hope.
    Thoughts????
  • Can i take diclofenac sodium with my phentermine pills.
    I take the phentermine pills for my weightloss and the diclofenac for my back pain but I am not sure if you can mix the two together.
  • Does clonazapam cause tinnitus or ringing in the ears?
    Patient fell a year ago and injured her neck and broke a bone in her arm. Has had severe pain in her neck. Getting acupuncture frequently. Recently tried to change medication from Valium to Clonazepam, and developed severe tinnitus. She said she only missed two days of Valium. She also says she has skipped days without taking valium and never had a problem. She says Clonazepam caused the tinnitus. I can't find anything that states a side effect of clonazepam is tinnitus.
  • Can xeralto and an antihistimine cause dizziness, shortness of breath, tiredness, etc.
    I also take a blood thinner, xeralto, for a-fib. I have been using a mouthwash of an antihistimine antacid mix for a day and a half.
  • Would the tinnitus abate with if i discontinue methotrexate?
    I've just begun my 4th year of Methotrexate for Rheumatoid issue, but it also alleviated my psoriasis. I am hesitant to discontinue because the benefits are great. However, the tinnitus is becoming unbearable and almost maddening. I will more likely consider talking to my doctor about changing medications if 1. The tinnitus subsides with the discontinuance of Methotrexate and if 2. Other rheumatoid medication would not have the same issues with tinnitus. Just discovered the possible connection minutes ago and am eager and hopeful. Please help. Thank you. -Celeste

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    I was on a very long and unpleasant car trip (driving 900km from A to B), that started with 6 hours long border crossing, that involved occasional pushing of a heavy car in order to spare fuel. After that, another 8 hours of driving. I developed a spasm in the area of my low back pain.

    When we arrived at the destination, I asked my wife (of 60+kg) to press my back in that area with her foot. I did not pay attention how exactly she was doing that and she did it by applying stronger pressure, and over the whole spinal area, provoking strong pain in one moment, instead of a relief.

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    I went to bed after applying quite a big amount of Diclofenac gel on my back, and I did not get up for the next 36 hours, and was mainly sleeping, however, the whole muscular area was in a spasm and on certain moves very painful after that 'rest'.

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    I noticed yesterday, when I had taken Diclofenac 50mg already 6 times in the 8hrs interval, that I had a strange memory blockage: I was watching a movie with a famous actor, and I could not remember the name of the actor. Then I realised, I cannot remember the name of another famous actor, of whom I was reading in newspapers a lot these last few days, and we were talking about that few times.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • john on Sep, 8, 2011:

    I have lived with mild tinnitus for a few years. I was prescribed Voltaren for a minor pain in my buttock. I took Voltaren and woke up the next morning with my ears screaming. The tinnitus was 100 times louder than I have ever experienced.

    Reply

    Kevin on Oct, 13, 2011:

    Did the added ringing (above your normal tinnitus ringing) go away upon discontinuing the Voltaren?

    Thx in advance.

    Reply

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