Reply To: Gout Drugs & tinnitus


Not sure if I should continue the subject here … but I’ll do it now & if Keith you think that this should be somewhere else, please feel free to do so.

I’ve been reading about Tinnitus on the web & found something that may worth more readings. According to Chinese medicine, a tinnitus can be caused by a weakened kidney function. As allopurinol does in fact have some effect on the kidney, my husband’s tinnitus could actually be because of allopurinol. Though so far his kidney functions read OK from the blood tests we’ve been doing, I guess each person’s side effects and reactions to the drugs are different. & though kidney function is affected but yet not to point of “damage” which can be seen from the blood tests. I need to get more information & maybe if possible seek some Chinese dr’s point of view.