Which medications in the drug class Antidepressant, Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor are used in the treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Antidepressant, Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor

Paroxetine (Paxil) can be used as second-line or third-line treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy and is helpful in patients who are already depressed. Citalopram (Celexa) can be used as a second- or third-line therapy in neuropathy resulting from paresthesia. [105]

Citalopram (Celexa)

One of the newest antidepressants can be used as a second- or third-line therapy in neuropathy resulting from paresthesia.

Paroxetine (Paxil)

SSRI that can be used in second-line or third-line treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy; good for patients who already are depressed.


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