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Need to know guide: Pharmacological treatment of painful neuropathy in adults with diabetes

Helen O’Neil
A printable guide with prescribing guidance on analgesic drugs for painful diabetic neuropathy.

In this latest rapid-reference memory aid, Helen O’Neil summarises the dosing, contraindications, and adverse events of drugs for painful neuropathy, along with treatment pathways and advice on switching from gabapentin to pregabalin. Readers are directed to the PDF version of the article.


UK Medicines Information (2017) Q&A 408.1: How do you switch between pregabalin and gabapentin for neuropathic pain, and vice versa?

Ziegler D, Tesfaye S, Spallone V et al (2022) Screening, diagnosis and management of diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy in clinical practice: International expert consensus recommendations. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 186: 109063

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