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Can some medicines make peripheral neuropathy worse?
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Yes
Radiation therapy for cancers have been reported to cause neuropathy, recently, there have been reports of metformin, a medication given to diabetics as a cause of neuropathy so one has to be careful when taking medications to be aware of and report any side effects.

In brief: Yes
Radiation therapy for cancers have been reported to cause neuropathy, recently, there have been reports of metformin, a medication given to diabetics as a cause of neuropathy so one has to be careful when taking medications to be aware of and report any side effects.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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In brief: A few examples:
Many cancer chemotherapies can do this, such as classical vincristine or vinblastine.
Isoniazid in tuberculosis can cause this. A drug called dilantin, in epilepsy, causes neuropathy after years of use. Metformin may impair absorption of vitamin b-12, and cause a neuropathy. Statins cause myopathy, but on rare occasions also neuropathy.

In brief: A few examples:
Many cancer chemotherapies can do this, such as classical vincristine or vinblastine.
Isoniazid in tuberculosis can cause this. A drug called dilantin, in epilepsy, causes neuropathy after years of use. Metformin may impair absorption of vitamin b-12, and cause a neuropathy. Statins cause myopathy, but on rare occasions also neuropathy.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Yes.
Neuropathy can be caused or become more severe as a result of many medications.

In brief: Yes.
Neuropathy can be caused or become more severe as a result of many medications.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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