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Review: could Gabapentin cause Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)?

Summary: Ringing in the ears is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Omeprazole, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease.

We study 37,067 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 176 have Ringing in the ears. Find out below who they are, when they have Ringing in the ears and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from 39,609 Gabapentin 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: 37,022 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 174 people (0.47%) have Ringing In The Ears.

Trend of Ringing in the ears in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Ringing in the ears * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ringing in the ears35.90%10.26%10.26%7.69%17.95%12.82%5.13%

Age of people who have Ringing in the ears when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ringing in the ears0.00%0.00%0.00%1.99%5.30%21.85%39.07%31.79%

Severity of Ringing in the ears when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ringing in the ears0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Ringing in the ears ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ringing in the ears0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (16 people, 9.20%)
  2. Metastases to bone (12 people, 6.90%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (11 people, 6.32%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (11 people, 6.32%)
  5. Depression (9 people, 5.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Omeprazole (41 people, 23.56%)
  2. Prozac (37 people, 21.26%)
  3. Zometa (36 people, 20.69%)
  4. Neurontin (35 people, 20.11%)
  5. Nexium (34 people, 19.54%)

* 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.
  • Is it safe to take biotin and humira to gether?
    I would like to add biotin to my daily med. schedule. I want to make sure there are no interactions
  • What are interactions of gabapentin and statins (1 answer)
    I would like to know if there are any known interactions between gabapentin and a statin drug.
  • 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

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    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

    Reply

    TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:

    Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -

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