I am (unfortunately) taking Norco, and me ears are ringing a bit, I find this just a wee annoying! Anyone else experiencing this? It seems to be exacerbated by water in my ears as well.
Does anyone know if opiate pain meds can cause tinnitus?
Question posted by Anonymous on 1 March 2011
Last updated on 6 March 2018 by CJofAZ
I am on this site because I have had ringing in my ears for 12 years. I believe this permanent disability was caused by blood pressure medications. It is so bad I can NEVER have it quiet. UNTIL, I took my first NORCO. I had quiet for about six hours. ... The first time in 12 years. It was wonderful. I would love to kn
ow how Norco works and why it would change my tinnitus situation in this positive way?
I have had tinnitus for 15 years now i have a added buzzing noise in one ear on top of the origanal tinnitus it happened to me after taking hydrocodone for awhile cold it be related they had done lots of tests to see what is causing the later of the 2 and came up with no reason i never asked the doc this question
Just telling you that since I've been wearing Butrans patches, no more tinnitus. It was really bad before. Except for one medication--a muscle relaxant called Baclofen, I am on all of the same meds as before the patches.
ABSOLUTELY... docs always say it is not a listed side effect but i was prescribed Norco,Morphium,and Oxy cause of my Cancer and every single one caused ringing in my ear which subsided after about 2 hours when the drug lost its potency.
I have been on oxycodone 30 mg tablets for about 8 years now and my ears have been constantly ringing for almost a year now and it's driving me up the wall ! It has gotten so bad if I start to do something, I can't finish it because it has messed up my concentration so much.
Yes I also take norco and have ringing in the ears. SWIM may be exasperating this with 420 however. . that is someone who isn't me that does. . that. ( i live in texas ) lol
Usually only if opiates are abused (and not just a little - taking a bottle of your meds a day or so) would possibly cause ringing in the ears. It can also be caused by high blood pressure (which is more likely) especially if you are in pain, and by water getting in your ears, which you should try to avoid.
Hope that helps. :-)
Hi Sweetlemon! I have read that some people have reported " ringing in the ears" after being on an opiate for a long period of time. I have also had people say that they have " a roaring sound," in their ears like b-52's. As everyone knows,I have been on Morphine for years now and I occassionally hear "air" blowing. It is very soft but it does get irritating at times. I, myself ,think that it has something to do with the blood vessels in our body widening or constricting. I am not sure though. I know it is not a pleasant experience. Have you talked to your doctor about it? I hope you can find a solid answer so that your treatment can be adjusted if necessary. Good Luck! Sweetie Pie
Have to ring in my 2 cents - I got that for a day or two when I first took it then it left but I would get it again when I took alot of fiorinal (too much aspirin). They would ring so loud I could not hear the TV until I turned it way up. Nice to see everyone again. It will go away in a day or two.I think it's just new to your system. H20
Yes it does cause ringing in the ears; wish it was music... take care be well hail & hearty, wish you all the best.
Yes it does cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
Please read under side effects:
Read under side effects and then Norco it is right below side effects:
If it does persist call your Dr.
I hope you get well soon, sorry to answer so late but just got home from work.
All the best and take care.
Hey syrupy citrus,the only way that Norco can give you tinnitus is if you take too many... then immediately go to a rock concert and fall asleep with your face in one of the speaker cabinets (as opposed to the lead vocalist's nether region).Hopefully your condition is just a temporary result of withdrawal from other meds or BP shift.Permanent tinnitus is Hell... How do I know... I have it... How did I get it... Right... playing my whole life in stupefyingly loud rock bands.. Walking past the lead guitarists amp at rehearsal when he suddenly let rip... sharp pain in the right ear..had the doc check it out..nothing..Week later started falling all over the place (despite having had only five Margueritas).I had, unbeknownst to me or doc,developed an ear infection which subsequently went untreated... Ooh and don't joke about playing your iTunes too loud,my twenty year old has the worst tinnitus(low buzzing) from playing death metal full blast through his headphones... Thankyou and goodnight!
Sorry haven't been around lately but sounds like you have your answer lil wedge. Hope it goes away soon!
Guess what? I just went to a website and reread adverse reactions to hydrocodone and there it was, ringing in the ears. The site is:
It is listed at the bottom of the page.
Just thought I would share. Crank up the tunes, well, I mean within reason and hope this passes soon.
It is ironic that you ask that question. Just yesterday I experienced a terrible episode of tinnitus/ringing in the ear. I am not taking pain meds, but I am taking Subutex, which of course, is an opiate. I have been having intermittant ringing in my ears for a few years, which just happens to coincide with the length of time I have been on Subutex. As an aside, I am happy to report, with the help of this site, that I have tapered down from 24mgs/day to 6mgs/day since December. Back to the question, I spoke to a physician yesterday about the ringing in my ear, and to make a long story short, it is difficult if not impossible to determine the cause of the tinnutis and it is virtually impossible to treat. He told me that it will go away and in the interim to listen to some music, which I found to be very helpful. Sorry I couldn't help you. Tbone
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