Antibiotics and the Inner ear

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Hi. I have a vestibular disorder since april... started out as VN... now I just have residual dizziness and balance issues. I was also just diagnosed with Diverticulitis and was put on Metronidazole and ciprofloxacin hcl...do u know if those antibiotics will hurt my inner ear and cause more damage? Or will I just have side effects until I stop taking them. I feel off and a little pressure in my ear.

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    Hi Stay I m not a medical expert but I doubt they will do you harm hope you feel better soon smile
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    Believe it or not I have Diverticulitis too and have been on the same med without any side effects. I also have complex partial seizures controlled by Topirimate, Hypothyroidism, a bit of anxiety controlled with 40 g of Prozac. Everything okay except this balance issue.
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    Ototoxicity is usually associated with drugs, antibiotics, that end in mycin.  I have had vestibular issues a little over two years and have been on multiple antibiotics since onset. Currently on Cefzil and Sulfamethoxazole. Something, virus, is going on where I am that has caused sinus like symptoms for 2 or 3 months now.  I have fullness in sinuses and both ears.  Tinnitus is greatly enhanced as well.  Any possibility that you may be suffering from some allergen or sinus issues as well?
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    Hi I believe its gentimycin that research has shown to damage the vestibular syestm.
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