How do medications treat subjective tinnitus?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
No medication can cure tinnitus. However, certain drugs may relieve the noise in the ears somewhat. Some antidepressants (the tricyclic antidepressants amitriptyline and nortriptyline), the drug alprazolam (Xanax), and the alcoholism drug acamprosate (Campral) may relieve tinnitus for some people.

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