What is the role of alpha-lipoic acid in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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In a multicenter placebo-controlled trial of the antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid, Ziegler and colleagues reported short-term symptomatic relief of neuropathy symptoms in patients with type 2 diabetes and symptomatic neuropathy. [18] Other studies of this drug are ongoing.


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