Depending on the cause, different drugs, pills, creams, diet plans, and therapies are available for effective neuropathy treatment. A patient may suffer from this disease due to diabetes, drugs and alcohol, infections, shingles, kidney failure, injuries, and vitamin deficiency. In researches, 40 drugs are identified which can cause this disease.
Due to Injury, damage, or dysfunction of tissues and nerve fibres, incorrect pain signals are sent to the brain. As a result, a patient suffering from the disease may feel no pain at all even if there is an injury. In some cases, a patient may feel pain when there is no injury.
Following are the medications used in controlling the symptoms and effective management and treatment of neuropathy:
1. Acetaminophen: Neuropathic pains can be alleviated by blocking the pain signals to the brain. Tylenol and there are a few other acetaminophen painkillers which a patient can use after consulting with an experienced neurologist.
2. NSAIDs: Advil, Motrin, Aleve and few other Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) block creation of chemical called prostaglandins which is responsible for pain and inflammation.
3. Topical Medication: These are the medications which can be directly applied to the affected body part. However, topical medication relieves these pains for short time and you need to re-apply it again.