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adam2525
 #1 
This was in a National Daily UK paper a couple of days ago. Any opinions?

ADHD drug can tackle tinnitus

 

A drug used to treat hyperactivity and sleep disorders is being prescribed to people with tinnitus. Patients with the condition are being given a two-week course of daily Modafinil as part of a clinical trial at Arkansas University, in the U.S.

 

Researchers believe that brain activity associated with tinnitus (buzzing, whistling, ringing or hissing in the ear) can be reduced by the therapy. It may also help with associated insomnia and depression.

 

Modafinil is already being used to treat narcolepsy, an extreme form of daytime sleepiness, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder.

 

How it works on tinnitus is not yet clear, but in narcolepsy it changes the amount of chemicals in the area of the brain that controls sleep and wakefulness.

 

Adam


Murasaki53
 #2 
I think this story is misleading if it is intended to create the impression that Modafinil can alleviate tinnitus. Here's what the clinicaltrials.gov website had to say about the trial:

This study will investigate the efficacy of Modafinil upon attention deficits found in tinnitus patients by assessing pre-attentional and attentional processes in alleviating some of the symptoms associated with tinnitus (e.g., attention deficits, sleep disturbance, mood affect, and/or depression).This study will investigate the efficacy of Modafinil upon attention deficits found in tinnitus patients by assessing pre-attentional and attentional processes in alleviating some of the symptoms associated with tinnitus (e.g., attention deficits, sleep disturbance, mood affect, and/or depression).
stringplayer
 #3 
Interesting how the message often gets twisted when a lay "scientific writer" writes a column describing a study or proposed study.

Same thing happened a while back with Campral.  A lay writer got ahold of a rather poorly conceived and even more poorly controlled study that was not even felt suitable for publication in a juried scientific journal ... and all of a sudden everybody with tinnitus was banging on his or her doctor's door for a prescription.

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pt
 #4 
i was taking this when i got acoustic trauma. so it certainly didn't prevent tinnitus.
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