Drugs That May Cause Neuropathy

Did you know that many medications can cause nerve damage? 

As an example, commonly used Statin drugs can cause nerve damage which can potentially become permanent if left untreated. According to the “American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine” there are some 50 drugs they found most likely to cause nerve damage (Neuropathy).

The list of potentially damaging agents include treatments for: cancer, dialysis, hepatitis and of course diabetes which has the greatest risk of developing neuropathy.  This is a big problem you do not hear much about, unless you are one of the millions of people who suffer from the insidious loss of our precious nervous system.

Other causes of Neuropathy can include but are not limited to: spinal injury, spinal stenosis, spine surgery and even a snake bite (because the venom is a Neuro toxin).

Drugs That May Cause Neuropathy

  • Allipurinol
  • Almitrine Bimismtlate
  • Amiodarone
  • Amitryptyline
  • Ara-C
  • Bortezomib
  • Carbamide
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Chloroquine
  • Cipro
  • Clioquinol
  • Colchicine
  • Cyanate
  • Cyclosporine
  • Danosine
  • Dichloacetate
  • Disopyramide
  • Disulfiram
  • Docetaxel
  • Enalapril
  • Ethambutol
  • Ethionamide
  • Etoposide
  • Glutethimide
  • Gold
  • Hydrazaline
  • Imipramine Trycyclic antidepressants
  • Isoniazide
  • Ixabepilone
  • Leflunomide
  • Levaquin
  • Lithium
  • Mercury
  • Methaqualone
  • Metronidazole
  • Nitrofuantoin
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Paclitaxel
  • Phenelzine
  • Phenytoin
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors
  • Pyridoxine
  • Statins
  • Stavudine
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Suramin
  • Tacrolimus
  • Thalidomide
  • Tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers
  • Vancomycin
  • Vincristine
  • Vinorelbine
  • Zalcitabone
  • Zimeldine

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