Review: Tricyclic antidepressants, anticonvulsants, opioids, and capsaicin cream are effective treatments for diabetic neuropathy

January 2008
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 148 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
The article presents a clinical study that evaluates the effectiveness of treatments for painful diabetic neuropathy. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted. The study indicated that the tricyclic antidepressants, traditional and newer-generation anti-convulsants, opioid, duloxerine and capsaicin cream are effective short-term therapy for painful diabetic neuropathy in adults.


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