Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy:

  • Gabapentin (Neurotin) 100mg PO. Can titrate up dose as tolerated.
  • Lyrica (Pregabalin) 150mg PO. Take 1 capsule bid.
  • SNRIs (specifically: venlafaxine and duloxetine = Cymbalta), topical capsaicin, anticonvulsants (specifically carbamazepine), and TCA (specifically: amitriptyline) are more effective than placebo. Pregabalin is less effective than venlafaxine and duloxetine.
  • Ex: Lyrica 200mg – 1 capsule qAM and 2 capsules qHS, Capsaicin1% external cream, and Tramadol 50mg – take 2 tablets q8hrs PRN pain.

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