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Safety Profile of Treatment in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain


Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA. Tel: 212 241-8390; Fax: 212-987-3301; E-mail:


New treatment options for diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP) have recently been developed, including two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved agents, duloxetine and pregabalin. As clinicians face a broader spectrum of efficacious treatments, side-effect profiles play an increasingly important role in the development of a pain management regimen. In this article we review the safety profile of agents commonly used in the treatment of DPNP.