• Opioid-associated hearing loss rare, but should be considered when prescribing

    11 days ago - By Healio

    Opioid-associated ototoxicity, or hearing loss, appears to be an adverse event that can occur with the use of a variety of opioids, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology.
    In a retrospective review of records from New Jersey Poison Control centers, researchers identified cases from January 1999 to September 2018 that included both hearing loss and recent exposure to opioids.
    They found 41 cases of opioid-associated ototoxicity, with 22 cases involving heroin exposure, seven cases involving oxycodone, four cases involving methadone and three cases involving
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