Review: could Doxycycline cause Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)?
Summary: Ringing in the ears is found among people who take Doxycycline, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have High blood pressure.
We study 12,082 people who have side effects while taking Doxycycline from FDA and social media. Among them, 145 have Ringing in the ears. Find out below who they are, when they have Ringing in the ears and more.
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Doxycycline has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 13,697 Doxycycline users)
Ringing in the ears
Ringing in the ears (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 19,987 Ringing in the ears patients)
On Feb, 10, 2015: 12,069 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 145 people (1.20%) have Ringing In The Ears.
Time on Doxycycline when people have Ringing in the ears * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Ringing in the ears||75.76%||12.12%||3.03%||6.06%||3.03%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Ringing in the ears when taking Doxycycline * :
|Ringing in the ears||44.22%||55.78% |
Age of people who have Ringing in the ears when taking Doxycycline * :
|Ringing in the ears||0.00%||0.00%||0.97%||10.68%||2.91%||16.50%||32.04%||36.89% |
Severity of Ringing in the ears when taking Doxycycline ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Ringing in the ears||18.75%||43.75%||37.50%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Ringing in the ears ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Ringing in the ears||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (18 people, 12.41%)
- Pain (8 people, 5.52%)
- Metastasis (7 people, 4.83%)
- Multiple myeloma (6 people, 4.14%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (5 people, 3.45%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (43 people, 29.66%)
- Lorazepam (33 people, 22.76%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (29 people, 20.00%)
- Doxycycline hyclate (28 people, 19.31%)
- Levaquin (27 people, 18.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- 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
- Does anyone have persistent, ringing tinnitus while taking this drug? (1 answer)
I was prescribed Atenolol years ago for tachycardia. I took it for many years with little to no side effects, aside from tiredness. I began having PVCs and later was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. My doctor put me on 5 mg. Bystolic and the tinnitus started. I took it about 1 year. My BP wasn't ideal, so he upped it to mg. and the ringing worsened. It's much louder. The report says this drug isn't ototoxic, but I never had tinnitus before taking it. Anyone else????
- What can i take for a headache when i am on lexapro (1 answer)
lexapro started only a week ago, feel tightness in jaw and headache, sleeplessness, not sure if lexapro is good for me if i cannot ever take an aspirin or tylenol for sleep.
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- Still ill after several years (1 response)
I became ill several years ago.
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nikki on Jun, 1, 2012:
I AM 40 YEAR OLD FEMALE. I WAS TAKING TETRACYCLINE THEN DOXCYCLINE OVER A PERIOD OF OVER A YEAR WHEN I STARTED TO HAVE THE SOUND OF A WASHING MACHINE ON SPIN" SOUND IN MY HEAD. THIS ALSO FOLLOWED THREE DAYS AFTER PHYSICALLY BANGING THE BACK OF MY HEAD ON CONCRETE. I AM NOT COMPLETELY SURE OF THE CAUSE OF TINNITUS, I HAD A CT SCAN BUT AM CONSIDERING REQUESTING AN MRI FROM THE HOSPITAL TO FIND THE CAUSE. HAVING TIN RETRAIN THERAPY WHICH IS CRAP. WHITE NOISE FOR 4 HOURS A DAY IN EARPIECE. AVOIDING CAFFINE AND LOUD NOISES. AM GETTING DESPERATE TO FIND A CURE FOR THIS AS I HAVE HAD IT FOR OVER A YEAR NOW. MAKES ME IMPATIENT AND I HAVE TAKEN TO SMACKING MYSELF IN THE HEAD WHEN ITS REALLY BAD AND I AM FRUSTRATED. HELP!!!!!
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