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Tinnitus and ciprofloxacin

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6999.232b (Published 22 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:232
  1. J Paul,
  2. N M Brown

    Drs J PAUL (Public Health Laboratory, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU) and N M BROWN (Department of Microbiology, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB) write: Tinnitus is not generally recognised as an adverse reaction to treatment with ciprofloxacin. An incidence of only three cases per 9473 courses of treatment has been reported,1 and animal studies have failed to associate ciprofloxacin with ototoxicity.2 3 Eleven previous cases of tinnitus linked …

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