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Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Tinnitus?

Summary: Tinnitus is found among people who take Hydrochlorothiazide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 60,054 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 424 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 62,004 Hydrochlorothiazide 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, 25, 2015: 60,054 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 427 people (0.71%) have Tinnitus.

Trend of Tinnitus in Hydrochlorothiazide reports

Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus16.13%9.68%6.45%25.81%22.58%12.90%6.45%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus61.68%38.32%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.28%0.00%4.44%13.89%26.11%55.28%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Hydrochlorothiazide ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus0.00%70.37%25.93%3.70%

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. Hypertension (99 people, 23.19%)
  2. Blood cholesterol (39 people, 9.13%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (37 people, 8.67%)
  4. Fluid retention (29 people, 6.79%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (28 people, 6.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (114 people, 26.70%)
  2. Lipitor (86 people, 20.14%)
  3. Zometa (74 people, 17.33%)
  4. Toprol-xl (62 people, 14.52%)
  5. Lisinopril (61 people, 14.29%)

* 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
  • Can hydrochlorothiazide cause blood in urine and stool and how to fix it
    Have been taking Hydrochlorothiazide for 2 days now. Noticed blood in my stool and urine. I know it's this drug's side effect. I will stop taking this med now - but is there anything I should do so that my stool and urine went back to normal? Will the bleeding stop on its own after I discontinued the drug or should I seek immediate help?
  • Does taking cetirizine hydrochloride effect lisinopril for blood pressure
    just wanted to know if these two should be taken together, one for blood pressure other for allery's

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • The Only time I haven't had tinnitus was during the process of changing my medication from Dilantin to Keppra, then again during the process of changing from Keppra to Lamictal. I do not work in a loud environment nor listen to loud media.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I have suffered from these afflictions for many years but the balance issue and farigue have severely limited my lice. I fall regularly, use a staff for stability at all times.

    Reply

  • From this study (13 months ago):

  • it is constant most of the time and will just stop for a few days or weeks at a time.

    Reply

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