our Health Index for More Subjects, Conditions and
Medications with Side Effects of Neuropathy
There are many
medications which have a side effect of
neuropathy. They might not even be the main
cause of neuropathy, but also taking them for other
reasons can increase neuropathy, or be the additional
reason that a pre-existing situation can become full
blown neuropathy with all its pain, tingling,
numbness and other symptoms.
This is a
partial list that we have created. If you
have a question about a drug not on this list go
read the possible side effects of the drug. You also have to remember that it may not list
neuropathy. It may say the side effect is numbness and tingling, nerve
pain, parestheia, etc.
By Type of Drug:
Anti Alcohol Drug
Blood Pressure or
Zinc containing creams including Polygrip,
Neuropathy with Dental Creams & Zinc
- can cause deficiency of B12 which can contribute to
Metfomin & B12 & Metformin-Induced
neuropathy most often caused by the "d"
ddI (Videx EC)
Other drugs that can
often cause this complication:
- Infection fighting drugs
- Metronidazole (Flagyl®)
- INH (Isoniazid)
- Skin condition treatment drugs
Statin drugs are designed to block
cholesterol. However, nerve cells are made from
cholesterol and thus blocking it means the breakdown
of the myelin sheath which is the cause of the nerve
damage which is neuropathy.- see above under
If you are taking any of these medications, and you
have neuropathy, you need to speak to your doctor
about getting off of them and replacing them with a
Minimally, your doctor should put you on a
medication that does not cause neuropathy.
you doctor is not willing to work with you on this,
you should find a doctor who will.
information about neuropathy
What can be done for relief?
We always recommend you take the approach of building health - and nerves are no different.
You can build healthy nerves
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