What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy occurs in people with diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy is damage to nerves and blood vessels. Symptoms include diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, loss of feeling in arms and legs, and dizziness.

Treatment for diabetic neuropathy includes keeping blood sugar levels under control, treating symptoms, and diet and exercise. Common drug classes used to treat diabetic neuropathy are medical foods, SNRIs, and human platelet-derived growth factors.

Savings Tips for Diabetic Neuropathy

  • Recall: Lyrica for Nerve Pain and Seizures

    January 22, 2016

    Manufacturer Pfizer has issued a voluntary recall of two strengths of Lyrica (pregabalin). Lyrica is a popular medication used to help relieve nerve pain, and in combination with other medications for some kinds of seizures.

    This is a class II recall, the most common type of recall, which means that there is a situation where use of the recalled medication may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences, but the likelihood of serious adverse effects is small. See More

  • Here’s Something to Be Happy About: Cymbalta goes Generic!

    December 12, 2013

    Depression, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathy and hot flashes are some of the many issues Cymbalta helps you tackle. The cost, however, has been a real issue for patients. Now, you’re good.

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic versions of Cymbalta, duloxetine delayed-release capsules. Several different drug companies had their generic versions accepted so there will be many folks making duloxetine; this should lower the cost quite a bit. See More

  • Yabba Dabba Gabapentin: Are Gralise and Horizant Worth the Cost?

    May 31, 2013

    Improve my pain and I’ll pay whatever it takes. That’s what many patients who struggle with pain in their feet from diabetic neuropathy, pain after a shingles outbreak or any other nerve pain say to their doctors. Gabapentin works, and it’s cheap and generic. But guess what, there are now two long-acting forms that aren’t so cheap. Are they better?

    Let’s see:

    •  Gabapentin was originally developed as a seizure medication, yet has shown to be effective in the treatment of painful neuropathies. See More

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Popular Diabetic Neuropathy Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
SNRIs 19 See Prices
Anti-epileptics 469 See Prices
Medical Foods 82 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Diabetic Neuropathy Drug Classes

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