Naproxen is a commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) whose side effects include tinnitus and transient hearing loss. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss has rarely been reported as a result of NSAID use. This usually occurs in patients taking other ototoxic medications, with poor renal function, or with autoimmune disease. This article reports the case of an otherwise healthy patient who experienced permanent sensorineural hearing loss after a brief course of naproxen and reviews the literature on NSAID- related permanent sensorineural heating loss.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Nov 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health