Many prescription and non-prescription medicines can cause ringing in the ears (tinnitus). A few examples are:
Aspirin, ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin), and naproxen (such as Aleve).
Some blood pressure and heart medicines.
Some cancer medicines.
If ringing in the ears occurs after you have taken a medicine:
Call the doctor who prescribed the medicine to determine whether you should stop taking the medicine or take a different one. An appointment may not be needed.
If you are taking a non-prescription medicine, stop taking it. Call your doctor if you feel you need to continue taking the medicine.
Current as of:
February 26, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine