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How do medications treat tinnitus?

When tinnitus is extreme, affecting a person's life significantly, doctors may give medications in an attempt to mitigate symptoms, though they cannot rid the sufferer of the disease. These medications, however, often have negative side effects that can make them an undesirable treatment. Medications used to treat tinnitus usually include tricylic antidepressants, Acamprosate, and Alprazolam.

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