Semin Neurol 2010; 30(4): 425-432
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1267286
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Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

Kristen Jefferies1
  • 1Department of Pharmacy Services, University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Publication Date:
12 October 2010 (online)


Neuropathic pain is a common symptom associated with peripheral neuropathy and can be as or more disabling than the effects of nerve damage from the neuropathy. Though treatment of the underlying pathophysiology causing neuropathies may not be possible, treatment of neuropathic pain is. The author reviews the major medications used, dosing schedules, and data from randomized controlled trials.


Kristen Jefferies, Pharm.D. 

Department of Pharmacy Services, University of Utah Hospital

50 N. Medical Drive, Room A-050, Salt Lake City, UT 84132