Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen Can Cause Women to Lose Hearing: More NSAID Pills You Take, Higher Risk of Hearing Loss Per New Study


Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen Can Cause Women to Lose Hearing: More NSAID Pills You Take, Higher Risk of Hearing Loss Per New Study

There’s a new study, entitled “Analgesic Use and the Risk of Hearing Loss in Women,” to be published in the American Journal of Epidemiology which is already hitting the news reports.  Why?  It’s important to many Americans because what its research shows is that ibuprofen and acetaminophen can cause women to lose their hearing.

It’s been a long time in the making.  The first questionnaires were sent out to the test subjects back in 1995, and the study has been ongoing since then.  Women, who started the research study at ages ranging between 31 and 48 were periodically quizzed about how much and how often they took these pain pills and when or if they had any hearing problems.

Surprise.  The researchers discovered that there was a connection.

What they have found is that using aspirin as well as ibuprofen and acetaminophen can up the likelihood that a woman will have hearing loss by THIRTY-FOUR PERCENT (34%).  That’s a big number.  And the more often a woman takes these pain pills, the higher her risk of hearing loss.  Even twice a week is risky.

Here’s the thing:  If they use aspirin, there’s no increase in risk of hearing loss.

What’s Acetaminophen? Brand names from the National Institute of Health (click link for more details on the drug):

  • Acephen
  • Aceta
  • Acetadrink
  • Actamin
  • Adprin B
  • Anacin AF
  • Anacin-3 Maximum Strength
  • Apacet
  • Apara
  • Apra
  • BF-Paradac
  • Bactimicina
  • Bromo Seltzer
  • Comtrex Sore Throat Relief
  • Conacetol
  • CounterAct Pain
  • Dolono
  • Dolono Infant
  • Ed-APAP
  • Elixsure Fever/Pain
  • Feverall
  • Genapap
  • Genapap Extra Strength
  • Genebs
  • Gericet
  • Halenol
  • Infantaire
  • Liquiprin
  • Little Fevers
  • Lopap brand of acetaminophen
  • Mapap
  • Mapap Junior Strength
  • Mardol
  • Masophen
  • Meda Cap
  • Mejoralito
  • Neopap Supprettes
  • Nortemp
  • Pain-Eze
  • Panadol
  • Panex
  • Panex 500
  • Paramol
  • Pediacare Children’s Fever Reducer Pain Reliever
  • Pediacare Infant Fever Reducer
  • Pediapap
  • Pharbetol
  • Q-Nol
  • Redutemp
  • Ridenol
  • Ringl
  • Rx-Act Pain Relief
  • S-T Febrol
  • Silapap
  • St. Joseph Aspirin-Free
  • T-Painol
  • T-Painol Extra Strength
  • T-Panol
  • Tactinal
  • Tempra
  • Tempra 1
  • Tempra 2
  • Tempra 3
  • Tempra Quicklets
  • Triaminic Fever & Pain
  • Triaminic Infant Drops Reformulated Nov 2010
  • Tycolene
  • Tylenol
  • Tylophen
  • Un-Aspirin
  • Uni-Ace
  • Uni-Ace Child
  • Uniserts
  • Vitapap
  • XL-DOL
  • XS No Aspirin PR
  • XS Pain Reliever

What’s Ibuprofen? Brand names from the National Institute of Health (click link for more details on the drug):

  • Addaprin
  • Advil
  • Cap-Profen
  • Counteract IB
  • Dolgesic
  • Genpril
  • Haltran
  • Ibifon 600
  • Ibren
  • Ibu
  • Ibu-Tab
  • Ibuprohm
  • MIdol Cramps & Bodyaches
  • Menadol
  • Motrin
  • Nuprin
  • Proprinal
  • Q-Profen
  • Rufen
  • Rx-Act Ibuprofen
  • Saleto-200
  • Saleto-400
  • Saleto-600
  • Saleto-800
  • Samson 8
  • Sup Pain Med
  • Tab-Profen
  • Ultraprin
  • Uni-Pro
  • Wal-Profen

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