I've been taking 20 mg. of Xarelto with my evening meal for about a year for a-fib. In that time, long standing tinnitus has dramatically increased in frequency and severity. Also, I had an ablation procedure which appears to be successful done in November. The tinnitus doesn't seem to have been affected by the surgery.
The only side effects of Xarelto I can find on-line are related to bleeding. No other side effects are listed. It is beyond credibility that a drug as powerful as Xarelto has no other side effects.
I'm hoping that somebody active in this forum has some clinical experience that can help answer this and/or possibly suggest a remedy to consider. Thank you.
Hey, you probably will not see this post, but I think things like tinnitus, unfortunately don't matter to the doctors or the drugmakers! Yes, I think you could absolutely get increased blood flow to your brain, which would make your tinnitus worse. I am getting more migraines, which happens when the blood flow increases to my brain. There are many things like this, that are important to us as patients, but ignored. I think I am going back to coumadin!!
I too recently started suffering from tinnitus, having pounding heartbeat sounds and sometimes a swishing sound. I went to an ENT(ear) doctor this week to see what was going on and she said I probably had an infection in my eustatian tube and she treated me with Flonase and Mucinex tabs. However she said if it continued that I needed to have an angiogram to see if I had a blockage in the arteries in my head and should discuss with my heart doctor. It just never seems to end when you have AFib. On Xarelto and have gained 20 lbs while on a two protein shake a day plan with one meal of meat and veggies and little to no carb, I might as well just give up and eat and drink what I want because nothing seems to make things bettter.
MY husband has been complaining about the last 3 months that his tinnitus has been exceedingly greater than usual. He's also been having stronger headaches. He's been taking Xarelto for about a year. We didn't connect the dots till we saw this post. Today is 11-25-18 and we will be asking the doctor tomorrow to put him on Coumadin to see if Xarelto is the cause. We will UPDATE this post either negative or positive.
I've been on Xarelto 4 years due to 3 pulmonary embolisms. Before that, was on coumadin for several years. I also have hearing loss and tinnitus--for many years now. I would never doubt ANY side effect since everyone is different, but, for me, zero impact on tinnitus.
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