10 doctors weighed in:
Is oxycodone effective for relieving pain from diabetic neuropathy?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
6 doctors agree
In brief: Not first choice
Opioids are not the first line treatment for dpn.
Start with Lyrica (pregabalin) and/or cymbalta.

In brief: Not first choice
Opioids are not the first line treatment for dpn.
Start with Lyrica (pregabalin) and/or cymbalta.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Addictive
It is addicitve and would try to avoid addicting medication for long term pain if there are alternatives? Narcotics are the answer in a long term problem only if other avenues have been exhausted.
I try to avoid them because in the long term you have pain still but also added addiction. That is not a good combination.

In brief: Addictive
It is addicitve and would try to avoid addicting medication for long term pain if there are alternatives? Narcotics are the answer in a long term problem only if other avenues have been exhausted.
I try to avoid them because in the long term you have pain still but also added addiction. That is not a good combination.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
In brief: Yes but...
Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored.
To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. Stop smoking (affects circulation to nerves) limit alcohol use which destroys nerves. Vit. B may levels should be checked and supplemented as required. Narcotics will mask the symptoms but won’t resolve the issue.

In brief: Yes but...
Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored.
To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. Stop smoking (affects circulation to nerves) limit alcohol use which destroys nerves. Vit. B may levels should be checked and supplemented as required. Narcotics will mask the symptoms but won’t resolve the issue.
Dr. Khurram Khan
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