Tepezza hearing loss and other Tepezza hearing problems have been reported by medical doctors and patients since this treatment for Thyroid Eye Disease was approved by the FDA in 2020.
Those Tepezza hearing problems have involved various medical diagnosis types, including:
Hypoacusis: hearing loss ranging from impairment to deafness
Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL): type of hearing loss resulting from damaged hair cells in the inner ear
Hyperacusis: sound or noise sensitivity that makes it hard to deal with everyday sounds
Tinnitus: ringing in the ears in the absence of an external source
Autophony: unusually loud hearing of one’s own voice, breathing, and other bodily sounds
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: sensations of ears being “plugged” or “full” resulting in muffled hearing
There is not any mention of Tepezza hearing loss or Tepezza hearing problems in the “Warnings and Precautions” section nor in the “Adverse Reactions” section of the Tepezza Full Prescribing Information, which is sometimes referred to as the Tepezza drug label.
The possibility that Tepezza hearing loss and other Tepezza problems can be irreversible and permanent is a subject that has been examined in several recent medical journal articles about Tepezza (teprotumumab). There are case reports, in fact, where the patient’s hearing loss was still present several months after they stopped their Tepezza use, and the level of hearing function was still not back to where it had been before their Tepezza use.
As background, in January 2020 Tepezza received approval from the FDA for the treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) — which is also referred to as:
- Graves’ disease;
- Graves’ eye disease (GED);
- Graves’ orbitopathy; and,
- Graves’ ophthalmopathy.
We are investigating possible Tepezza drug injury cases where the patient, while using Tepezza, started to experience hearing loss or other hearing problems, such as:
- Hearing loss, ranging from impairment to deafness — also known as Hypoacusis, and sometimes Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL)
- Sound or noise sensitivity that makes it hard to deal with everyday sounds — also known as Hyperacusis
- Ringing in the ears in the absence of an external source– also known as Tinnitus
- Unusually loud hearing of one’s own voice, breathing, and other bodily sounds — also known as Autophony
- Sensations of ears being “plugged” or “full” resulting in muffled hearing — also known as Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
If you or someone you know has a possible Tepezza hearing side effects case, we encourage you to submit a Drug Injury Case Evaluation Form — it is free, confidential, and there is no obligation.[View full article at original source]
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