Naproxen-associated sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Brian J. McKinnon, Lorenz F. Lassen

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)792-793
Number of pages2
JournalMilitary medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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