What medications treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

Over-the-counter aspirins and ibuprofens may not treat nerve pain effectively. Therefore, your doctor may prescribe medications to treat nerve pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Antidepressants, opioids, and antiseizure medications-also called anticonvulsants-are the types of medications commonly used to relieve nerve pain. Your doctor may prescribe a combination of these drugs to address your individual needs.

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