Can Fluoxetine cause tinnitus?
- 17 May 2013 by poland12
- 21 Mar 2015
- tinnitus, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fluoxetine, antidepressant
I suffer from OCD and general anxiety. I have never taken antidepressants before but am fed up of stressing over ridculous things, so my dr has prescribed antidepressants. I am yet to take any as all three i have been prescribed have tinnitus as a potential side effect. One of my current obsessive worries is getting tinnitus, so i can't bring self to take a drug that may cause tinnitus I have asked the phamacist which antidepressant do not have tinnitus as a side effect and he has suggested Fluoxetine. I was wondering if anyone knows whether there is any risk at all of getting tinnitus as a side effect of taking Fluoxetine? I have looked at a leaflet from the pharmasist and it doesn't say it is a side effect but when i went on the NHS website it said it was. I don;t seem to get much joy from my dr re. potential side effects. Any comments/help would be appreciated.
Hi, i think your doctor has made a good call. I have checked through potential side effects on Drugs.com, & tinnitus is'nt one of them. I do trust this site, so i really don't see the harm in trying it. If it isn't for you, then you can discontinue it. Please remember that with all antidepressants, you need to allow 4 weeks before you settle in with them & know for sure if they are working for you. I hope this does work for you!
You can try Fluoxetine 10 mg.at 6.00AM IN MORNING confidentaly,I am using it,no problem,you can discuss also later on, go ahead,all the best.
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