Anyway over the months it improved to bearable levels and I thought I was on the home straight. I have mid range hearing loss, and the consultant thought that it was due to the Hughes compromising the blood flow to the hairs in the ears. 2 hearing aids later, my tinnitus is gone, but it returns if I forget to wear them. Turned out to be a neurological symptom of APS/SS, and went away with increased Plaquenil. I really don't know if its the plaquenil but to be honest if I thought it was I would give it up as I prefer pain to mental torture and spending my life with an internal orchestra. Take care I have low range hearing loss and they will not consider a hearing aid for me at all. I have APS and SS but the audiology dept dont accept there is any connection, I was just told it is always a loud noise which does it. Plaquenil lower seizure threshold Chloroquine transfection what is Plaquenil et allergie soleil I suffer from lupus which is an autoimmune disease, recently my Rheumatologist has wanted me to go on a new medication called plaquenil to help stop flares. One of the first side effects listed for plaquenil is "May cause ringing in the ears" naturally I refused to take it and the following conversation ensued Plaquenil and Tinnitus - from FDA reports Summary Tinnitus is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Humira, and have Osteoporosis. I hardly know anything about tinnitus but I wonder if the fact that it is affecting only one ear makes any difference to the probable cause. Are you taking any aspirin type medicines, salicylates. They can also cause tinnitus. I'd have thought other possible causes would need to be eliminated before blaming the Plaquenil. Hi Jade There are many different types of hearing loss and sometimes the hearing loss would not be improved by a hearing aid. These are fairly cheap machines - about £20-30 a bit like a clock radio that you keep by the side of your bed and turn on at night or quiet times. I had been told by a friend with hearing loss and tinnitus that an aid would solve my tinnitus but they wont let me try them. I sincerely hope this a blip and the plaquenil helps. Can plaquenil cause tinnitus Plaquenil - FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses, Will you have Tinnitus with Plaquenil - eHealthMe Chloroquine phosphate 250 mg oral tabletPlaquenil retinal toxicityChloroquine against malariaPlaquenil and depressionPlaquenil dosing by weight Feb 19, 2020 SIDE EFFECTS. The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of PLAQUENIL or other 4-aminoqunoline compounds. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses. Plaquenil & Tinnitus Lupus Forums at The Lupus Site. Ways To Cope With The Ringing In Your Ears Prevention. Hydroxychloroquine received an overall rating of 7 out of 10 stars from 368 reviews. See what others have said about Hydroxychloroquine, including the effectiveness, ease of use and side effects. I actually stopped taking Plaquenil because of the tinnitus and I wanted to know if it would go away if I stopped. My rheumy, my neuro and my ENT doc were all blissfully unaware that tinnitus was a possible side effect. Though uncommon I highlighted it for them on the paper that came inside the box. Plaquenil can cause serious side effects when used in high doses for chronic diseases such as RA over the long term. The New Zealand Dermatological Society recommends that to decrease the risk of retina damage, no more than 200mg of Plaquenil should be taken a day, and a dose of 400mg per day should be taken no longer than a few weeks.