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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine