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Lewisburg, TN
A 52-year-old female asked:

What is a good med for peripheral neuropathy? i can't take gabapentin.

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Not major problem: Many choices including Lyrica (which may be tolerated better than gabapentin, but also consider Horizant and Gralise). Might try Cymbalta, Savella, (milnacipran) amitryptyline, but may benefit from lamotrigine, levetiracetam, other tricyclics or even SSNRI's. But maybe find etiology of neuropathy and treat cause directly.
Last updated Feb 25, 2017

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