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Tinitis and HIV drugs
May 29, 2002

I was on Viramune and Combivir but my doctor switched me to Viread and Combivir with mixed results. Is their any data or even anecdotal information linking a ringing in the ears to HIV or HIV medication? Thanks.

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Any drug can cause tinnitus, but aspirin is the most common offender. Tinnitus can also be caused by viruses and infections not related to drugs. You should have the standard work up of tinnitus by your MD, which often involves an MRI and other hearing tests. DTD


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