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Can Ear Ringing Be Cured By Medicine?

There has been lots of recent discussion in the healthcare and rehabilitation circles about medicine for ringing in the ears. Does it work? Can it help? Will it cure my ringing ears?

My recommendation as a healthcare professional is to evaluate your situation as every person is unique. How much does the ringing in your ears impact your daily life? Have you tried the natural remedies as well as the coping methods? Of course, discussing the options with your doctor or healthcare provider is critical.

But if you’ve been asking yourself: is there medicine for ringing in my ears? then you’re in the right place. Remember, read the ingredients, consider the reviews of other tinnitus patients, and make sure your doctor is on board. Now let’s discuss the top medications for ear ringing and if they really do work.

The first option is natural and organic…

Wellness Oil

Nature’s Inventory Wellness Oil promises ringing ear relief. It is organic, natural, and easy to use. The primary ingredients include a variety of oils such as lavender, chamomile, lemon, and jojoba oils. It is certified organic but also certified vegan and has not been tested on animals. All these elements sound great. What’s the real scoop?

The Positive:

  • Wellness Oil is easy to use. You take a cotton ball, drop some of the oil on it, rest it gently in your ear for 15-30 minutes. You can use it as often as you need to relieve ringing ear symptoms.
  • It is cost effective. One 2 oz bottle costs just shy of $14.00. That’s the price of lunch at your favorite local restaurant. Since you are only using a couple drops each time, I imagine the bottle will last you enough time to fully try and evaluate if it works for you.
  • All of the ingredients are natural. The benefit of all natural ingredients is little to no risk of side effects.

The Negative:

  • There aren’t many reviews. This product does not appear to be widely used so there is just not enough data to support whether this product works or does not work to treat ringing in the ears. There are some positive reviews from people with tinnitus that say the product works for them but again this is no guarantee it will work for everyone.
  • The application method is easy but a little strange. I am just not sure how placing oils on the outside of the ear is going to treat something occurring in the inner ear.
  • No money back guarantee. If you buy it, you keep it. Wellness oil does not promise with the same certainty of other products that if it does not work you can get your money back.

My Recommendation:

This one just does not seem worth it to me. I like the natural and organic aspects because that makes this product worry-free when it comes to side effects. But the fact that I can buy these oils myself does not sell me on the product. I may as well try a natural and homemade remedy for ringing in the ears.

A catchy name, a higher cost, and some good reviews…

TinniFree

This supplement seems to contain many good ingredients. Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Magnesium, Zinc, Gingko Biloba, and Niacin are big players in the TinniFree capsule. There are some other ingredients included such as gelatin and rice flour. Each bottle comes with 60 capsules and the dosage is 2 capsules during meal time twice daily. After 1-2 months, you can begin to take 1 capsule twice daily. The facility this product is made in is FDA registered and each bottle comes in at a whopping $35.00. Much of this sounds promising. But is TinniFree worth the plunge?

The Positive:

  • Less pills than some other products. The ingredients are pretty comparable with another highly regarded product (Lipoflavonoids, to be reviewed next). But you can take less pills (2 pills twice daily versus 2 pills three times daily) and you can decrease your dosage sooner (after 1 month versus 2 months) with Tinnifree when compared with Lipoflavonoids.
  • High success rate of treatment based on research and reviews. This company has posted lots of research results that show improvement of ringing symptoms in people who took this medicine. There are also reviews from users who claim they experienced positive results after using Tinnifree.
  • Tinnifree can be cost effective. It helps to buy several bottles as you can get free shipping. Any kind of financial perk is a benefit.

The Negative:

  • The list of possible drug interactions is kind of scary. I like the thoroughness of the product. It is helpful to list possible drug interactions so you can determine if this product is for you. However, it makes me nervous knowing there is a list of 10 possible drug interactions with Tinnifree including ibuprofin, immunosuppressants, and medicine for skin conditions.
  • You may get a benign but pretty unpleasant symptom. Again, I like that they warn you about this. But you may get niacin flush from using this product. The symptoms include rash, itchiness, and dizziness lasting 10 minutes to 1 hour. You can diffuse the symptoms by drinking water and taking aspirin.
  • If you are allergic or sensitive to soy or shellfish, this is not the medication for you. There may be trace amounts of these ingredients in TinniFree.

My Recommendation:

Honestly, I was on the fence about this at first. I like the ingredients and think it even beats Lipoflavonoid with some of the extras in there such as Gingko Biloba. The perk of taking less pills is also important to note. The reviews and research are positive. However, the cost is high and I worry about the potential drug interactions as well as the side effects. My final vote is to skip this one.

The most used and highly regarded medication for tinnitus is…

 Lipoflavonoid Plus

This medication is comprised of lemon bioflavonoid complex among other healthy ingredients including Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, and Niacin (which improves blood flow). It is highly recommended by doctors according to recent surveys and produced in an FDA regulated facility. Lipoflavonoid Plus works by improving overall circulation of blood and blocks histamine production in the ear. These qualities make it a good contender. But what’s the deal with Lipoflavonoid for ringing in the ears? Let’s break it down.

The Positive:

  • Lipoflavonoids are easy to use. You take 2 tablets after breakfast, lunch, and dinner for two months time. Then you begin taking 1 tablet after every meal.
  • The ingredients list looks good. The list contains vitamins that are highly regarded in improving cardiovascular health which is a critical component to cure ringing in the ears.
  • Research supports the claims. Not only do lipoflavonoids get recommended to patients with ringing in the ears by doctors but research shows that this treatment method can be effective.
  • You can get a refund if it does not work. If you try LipoFlavonoid Plus for 60 days and do not see results, you contact the company that makes this product and get your money back. Little monetary risk is always a positive aspect in my book.

The Negative:

  • As with all treatments, there is no guarantee. Every person is unique and you never know how a medication will affect you.
  • This not a completely natural remedy for ringing in the ears. Lipoflavonoids are a step up from the natural remedies using only kitchen ingredients such as lemon juice or coconut oil.
  • That’s a lot of pills! Sure, once you get past the 60 day mark, you can begin to take only 1 pill after each meal but at first you need to take 2 pills 3 times a day. I can agree that it’s a hassle.

My Recommendation:

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To try or not to try? After reviewing the product, my vote is to try it. It has the big benefits – no monetary risk, good ingredients, and the recommendation of doctors. There is no guarantee that any treatment will work but when the benefits outweigh the risks, I always err on the side of trying it. If it does not work, get your money back and try something new.

What are your thoughts?

Have you successfully or unsuccessfully tried any of these products? Is there another medicine for ringing in the ears that has worked for you? Please share your ideas and experiences in the comments.

 

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