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Is there a best medicine for decreasing tinnitus?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
No: I wish i could answer yes to this question. There are an assortment of medicines in tradtional and non-traditional medicine that have been tried but all with limited success or undesired side effects. Tinnitus retraining therapy has been successful in the management of tinnitus.
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Benzodiazepines: Benzodiazepines are my choice for patients whose tinnitus prevents them from sleeping. Klonopin is especially effective. Other medications that help include ativan, Xanax (alprazolam) and valium.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Tinnitus: 1.Treat the underlying condition, such as removal of ear wax, change medications that might be attributing, vascular causes. 2.Noise suppression, such as white noise machines, hearing aids, masking devices. 3.Medications such as Tricyclic antidepressants or Xanax (alprazolam). 4.Life style changes, such as avoiding caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, mask the noise such as with music, stress management. 5.Vit. B , Zn

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