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A 43-year-old female asked:

I am having diabetic neuropathy. it is very painful. my doctor wants to try neurontin (gabapentin). it may also help with my restless legs syndrome. any ideas?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Good idea: Gabapentinoids have been widely used for diabetic neuropathy. Because the gabapentinoids are not metabolized in the liver and are excreted through the kidney essentially unchanged, they have no significant drug interactions.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
PN & RLS Rx: Neurontin (gabapentin) is used to treat both those conditions. It is possible that you have both, but be careful. The symptoms overlap. There are special symptoms for RLS that PN does not have- such as it improves with walking. People with RLS often have a low ferritin level, and such cases improve with iron therapy.
Last updated May 20, 2016


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