What Are The Effects That Will Be Received By The Body When Taking Long-term Medication?

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Good evening, I’m Maudy, 22 years old. I’d like to ask what are the consequences that will be received by the body when we take long-term medication, is one of them a matter of hearing? My hearing is also somewhat disturbed When people talk I can’t hear it well, even that voice sounds small in my ear Please the solution 🙏 thank you.

1 Answer:

Hello Maudy,


Thank you for the question.

Some types of drugs, not all, if taken long term can indeed have an adverse effect on hearing function. Groups of drugs that can cause effects like this are called ototoxic drugs. Some of these drugs are:

Aminoglycosides, for example streptomycin, neomycin, kanamycin, gentamicin
Azithromycin
Viomycin
Chemotherapeutic drugs (anti-cancer), especially those containing platinum, such as cisplatin
Furosemid
Salicylates
Quinin, and so on

In addition to the type of drug and duration of consumption, the potential of the above drugs to induce damage to the ear also depends on the dose of consumption, the rate of absorption, their interactions with other drugs consumed, the genetic predisposition of the person taking them, and the health condition of the person in general (ototoxic risk a drug will be higher if consumed in people with kidney failure).


However, in addition to side effects from medications, hearing loss as you experience it may also occur due to other factors, such as blocked ear wax, inflammation of the ear (otitis externa or otitis media), long-term noise exposure, aging, nerve disorders around the ear, otosclerosis, etc.


This condition should be checked directly to a doctor or ENT specialist. At your young age, hearing loss can certainly greatly affect your activities and reduce your productivity right? Therefore, fast and precise handling steps are needed to overcome them.


For now, it's best to keep your ears clean, not damp, and not to get in anything (including water, cotton buds, matches, insects). Do not also listen to excessive noise (including for example when listening to music with a headset), and do not carelessly take any medication without a doctor's prescription (especially in the long run).


Hope this helps ...

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