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Review: could Guanfacine cause Tinnitus?

We study 338 people who have side effects while taking Guanfacine from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Guanfacine hydrochloride

Guanfacine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 416 users) has active ingredients of guanfacine hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 115,308 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

On Sep, 22, 2014: 338 people reported to have side effects when taking Guanfacine hydrochloride. Among them, 4 people (1.18%) have Tinnitus.

Trend of Tinnitus in Guanfacine hydrochloride reports

Time on Guanfacine hydrochloride when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Guanfacine hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Guanfacine hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Guanfacine hydrochloride ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (3 people, 75.00%)
  2. Sleep disorder (1 people, 25.00%)
  3. Nervousness (1 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Moxifloxacin hydrochloride (3 people, 75.00%)
  2. Docusate (3 people, 75.00%)
  3. Placebo (3 people, 75.00%)
  4. Metamucil (2 people, 50.00%)
  5. Clonazepam (1 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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