Humira and tinnitus

Question

I have been taking Humira pen shots 40mg for the past 6 months. I have started having Tinittus really bad after each injection. Could the Humira be causing the tinittus?

Answer

Hi Rebecca,

thanks for your question.  I have never heard of anyone developing tinnitus (buzzing/ringing in the ears) after Humira injections.  But, it could be related it if occurs everytime.  It is always a good idea with tinnitus to have an evaluation by an otolaryngologist (ear-nose-throat doctor) to make sure there is no other pathology.  If nothing else is found, it would be interesting to see if the symptom disappears with a few weeks off the medication.

Joan Bathon, M.D.

About Joan Bathon, M.D.

Dr. Bathon was a Co-Deputy Director of the Division of Rheumatology at Hopkins Bayview. She was also the founder and director of the Hopkins Arthritis Center.