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Review: could Flomax cause Tinnitus?

Summary: Tinnitus is found among people who take Flomax, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Enlarged prostate.

We study 20,454 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 141 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Flomax

Flomax has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from 21,471 Flomax 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 Feb, 28, 2015: 20,454 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 141 people (0.69%) have Tinnitus.

Trend of Tinnitus in Flomax reports

Time on Flomax when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus62.50%8.33%0.00%12.50%12.50%4.17%0.00%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Flomax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.08%21.71%68.22%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Flomax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus0.00%60.00%20.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (37 people, 26.24%)
  2. Hypertension (22 people, 15.60%)
  3. Nocturia (19 people, 13.48%)
  4. Dementia alzheimer's type (18 people, 12.77%)
  5. Constipation (11 people, 7.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (42 people, 29.79%)
  2. Toprol-xl (39 people, 27.66%)
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide (32 people, 22.70%)
  4. Fluconazole (30 people, 21.28%)
  5. Aspirin (30 people, 21.28%)

* 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.
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    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????
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • does it effect tinnitus

    Reply

    Sandtrap on Jun, 12, 2011:

    I believe it does - negatively

    Reply

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