Aspirin is a drug that has been used for over 80 years as an analgesic to relieve pain, reduce fever, and alleviate the symptoms of arthritis. It also helps prevent blood
clots forming. It is used in many medicines for
colds, period pain, headaches, and joint or muscular aches.
Why does aspirin sometimes cause tinnitus?
Aspirin contains salicylate, and its effect of temporarily aggravating or causing tinnitus has been known about for many years. Salicylate is recognised as an ototoxic drug.