Which drugs are effective in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN)?

Updated: Nov 04, 2020
  • Author: Alexandre Chan, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, BCPS (AQ-ID), BCOP; more...
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Peripheral neuropathy is a common adverse effect of chemotherapy, caused by agents such as paclitaxel, docetaxel, vinorelbine, and vinblastine, among others. Multiple studies and meta-analyses have failed to identify any drug that can prevent chemotherapy-related neuropathy. Duloxetine is the only drug that has demonstrated efficacy for the treatment of chemotherapy-related peripheral neuropathy.


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