Tinnitus and Medication

Could your medicine be making your tinnitus worse?

by Monica Wilde
21 September 2020

Tinnitus is unfortunately both common, annoying to say the least, and hard to get rid of. Up to 17% of young people between the ages of 12 and 18 may experience it (Lee, 2018), and it's a common symptom of around 200 diseases ranging from Lyme disease to autoimmune diseases. It can also be triggered by loud noises, getting older, a tooth extraction and even, a medication.

If you suffer from tinnitus and are also taking medication, then it might be worth checking your medications with a qualified herbalist to ensure they are safe and appropriate for you to use alongside herbal supplements. Called 'ototoxicity' a wide range of chemicals can upset your hearing from nicotine in cigarettes to amitriptyline, antidepressants, pain relief, and even some antibiotics. If you think that a medication could be making your tinnitus worse, you may want to ask your G.P. if there is an alternative.

Book a free 15 minute short consultation with a qualified Napiers herbal practitioner to discuss how herbs can support you.