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Is there an OTC treatment for chemo induced foot neuropathy?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

075% applied as a cream 3-4 times a day can help for neuropathic pain. It needs to be used for 10-14 days before becoming effective and initial applications can burn a bit. Pretreatment with a Lidocaine based gel beforehand can help prevent the zostrix (capsaicin) pain as well as help numb the painful area on its own.

In brief: Maybe

075% applied as a cream 3-4 times a day can help for neuropathic pain. It needs to be used for 10-14 days before becoming effective and initial applications can burn a bit. Pretreatment with a Lidocaine based gel beforehand can help prevent the zostrix (capsaicin) pain as well as help numb the painful area on its own.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Not effective

Unfortunately chemo related neuopathy is not easy to treat.
Standard options include trials of nurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta plus pain medicaions. Otc drugs used include vitamins suh as pyridoxine, b vitamins or glutathione or capsaicin cream but they may be not too helpful.

In brief: Not effective

Unfortunately chemo related neuopathy is not easy to treat.
Standard options include trials of nurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta plus pain medicaions. Otc drugs used include vitamins suh as pyridoxine, b vitamins or glutathione or capsaicin cream but they may be not too helpful.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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