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Review: could Hydroxyurea cause Tinnitus?

We study 3,281 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxyurea from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Hydroxyurea

Hydroxyurea (latest outcomes from 3,371 users) has active ingredients of hydroxyurea. It is often used in polycythemia vera.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 114,979 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 23, 2014: 3,280 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxyurea. Among them, 19 people (0.58%) have Tinnitus. They amount to 0.02% of all the 115,035 people who have Tinnitus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Tinnitus in Hydroxyurea reports

Time on Hydroxyurea when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Hydroxyurea * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus31.25%68.75%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Hydroxyurea * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%8.33%0.00%66.67%25.00%0.00%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Hydroxyurea ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (2 people, 10.53%)
  2. Sickle cell anaemia (2 people, 10.53%)
  3. Pulmonary hypertension (2 people, 10.53%)
  4. Nausea (2 people, 10.53%)
  5. Superior vena cava syndrome (1 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ziagen (9 people, 47.37%)
  2. Acyclovir (7 people, 36.84%)
  3. Indinavir sulfate (6 people, 31.58%)
  4. Lamivudine (5 people, 26.32%)
  5. Adefovir dipivoxil kit (4 people, 21.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • CJ on Aug, 29, 2014:

    I have been taking Evista for approximately 2 years without and side effects and about 2 months ago was switched over to the generic for Evista and since then I have had constant ringing in the ears. I have also noticed burning when urinating and infrequency in urination and vaginal dryness. My physician has ordered the original Evista and hopefully when I receive it and start it again the ringing in my ears will finally go away along with all of the other unpleasant symptoms. This has been a terrible experience! (I am a 62 year old female.)

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I had initial assessment for hearing loss. tinnitus came on after a ear and nose infection. Went after taking antibiotics on two occasions but returned after coming off antibiotics. Still awaiting referral to ENT. Noise reduced after coming off simivastatin but acceptable. Had to go back on statins as a result of increased level of cholesterol.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I was just wondering if taking gleevec for 3 years would cause hearing loss (ringing in the ear)

    Reply

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