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2020 Apr 22

Otolaryngol Clin North Am

Current Validated Medical Treatments: Pharmacologic Interventions.


Bauer CA
Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2020 Apr 22.
PMID: 32334873.


The search for an effective medication that will eliminate tinnitus has a long history. Currently, no drugs exist that universally cure tinnitus. Pharmacologic interventions that have been investigated can be divided into those that attempt to eliminate the perception of tinnitus, and those that are designed to treat the negative comorbidities associated with tinnitus, thereby mitigating tinnitus' negative impact on quality of life. A third category of drugs can also be considered that addresses an identified pathologic condition that has tinnitus as an associated symptom (for example, Meniere's disease, otosclerosis, migraine-associated vertigo). This third category is not addressed.