Which medications are used to control diabetic neuropathic pain during pregnancy?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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During pregnancy, prescribing medicine for pain control is difficult. The best hope for pain control in rare cases of young women with severe neuropathy is to control their blood glucose diligently and try to control pain with acetaminophen. At the end of the third trimester, the physician can prescribe amitriptyline, gabapentin, and other medications as indicated if the benefit clearly outweighs the risk to the fetus. Physical therapy may be effective in pregnant patients by increasing their circulation.

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