Reply To: Gout Drugs & tinnitus

Keith Taylor

Further to my last post. Indeed, there has been some more recent research. It tends to confirm that allopurinol is generally helpful to kidneys. But, data is still inconclusive. Anyway, I’ve updated my article to reflect this recent research.

I’ve also take a look at the wider picture of tinnitus. There are many things that can cause it, and often the condition is temporary. So, as always, if tinnitus becomes unbearable, you have to seek medical attention.

We know that gout can affect the ears. Therefore, it seems logical that sudden dissolving of uric acid crystals could cause temporary tinnitus. But, I cannot find any research that supports my theory.