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Is lidocaine Ototoxic?

The cochlear structures were unaffected by lidocaine, whereas lidocaine-prilocaine and phenol caused morphological damage which was most pronounced after exposure to phenol. The effects following lidocaine were transient. However, clinicians must be aware of the ototoxic potential of both lidocaine and phenol.

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Also, which drugs are ototoxic?

Ototoxic drugs include antibiotics such as gentamicin, streptomycin, tobramycin, loop diuretics such as furosemide and platinum-based chemotherapy agents such as cisplatin, carboplatin, and vincristine. A number of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) have also been shown to be ototoxic.

Similarly, can drug induced tinnitus be reversed? Tinnitus arising from taking ototoxic drugs may, or may not, be permanent. The good news is that tinnitus resulting from taking such drugs is often temporary and goes away in a few days to a few weeks after you stop taking the drug. For a good number of people, this kind of tinnitus never goes away.

Also asked, can lidocaine be used in the ear?

Lidocaine ear drops are used for the treatment of painful ears. Lidocaine ear drops have anaesthetic properties and reduce the amount of fluid of the outer ear canal.

Is clotrimazole Ototoxic?

The potential ototoxicity of antifungal drugs has been reported in different experimental animal studies. Clotrimazole, miconazole, nystatin and tolnaftate have shown no ototoxic effects when used as topical applications in guinea pigs, however gentian violet has shown ototoxic effects [ 5 ].

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