70+ Drugs That Can Cause Neuropathy

Are you taking any prescription drugs?

If so, you’re far from alone. In fact – more Americans are taking prescription drugs than ever before. According to the most recent statistics, a staggering 60% of Americans ages 20 or older are taking at least one prescription drug.[1] That means 3 out of every 5 adults have a prescription.

While prescription drugs can offer new treatment and relief from different ailments, it is important to know the risks involved. The side effects can be serious – and sometimes even permanent. Among the various side effects associated with prescription drugs, nerve damage is one that can become irreversible if not caught early enough.

We’ve encountered thousands of patients whose neuropathy was caused by the prescription drug they were taking. More often than not, they didn’t even know what neuropathy or nerve damage was (let alone that they were at risk of it) while taking the drugs.

With that in mind, we decided to create a simple to read, downloadable & printable guide to prescriptions that have been shown to cause neuropathy.

Our team spent hours researching every available data source and have compiled what we believe to be the most complete guide to drugs that can cause neuropathy available today.

Click the download button below to get your free copy of the guide.

Keep it somewhere on your computer or print it off and stick it in the medicine cabinet.

Check your prescriptions against this list and consult with your doctor if you have any concerns. Of course, these prescriptions won’t always cause nerve damage, but if you’re taking any of them and have noticed an increase in neuropathy-related symptoms (i.e. numbness, tingling, pain) – consult your doctor immediately.

About the Author

Dr. Don Kennedy is a board certified family physician with special training in geriatrics and regenerative medicine and has practiced for over 35 years. He is the son of a professional bull rider, an avid surfer, author, Professor at Stetson University, and grandfather.

Dr. Kennedy lives in Central Florida with his wife of 35 years, still sees patients daily and surfs (pretty good for a 68 years old)!

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  • Had back surgery july 6. Things were getting better than took turn for worse. Whole left leg buttocks to toes tingly pain spasm . spinal replacement w screws. Can tell when storm fronts move thru area.

    Darlene Giles
  • Myneuropathy is from long use of Phenytoin. Is treatment any different than other causes?

    George A Sundem
  • Could someone HELP me to find some relief or treatment for FIBROMYALGIA , I TAKE nerverenew for the last 7 YRS. IT HELPS some but i still really hurt BURNINR TINGLING & NUMBNESS upper Shoulders & Both Arms & Hands .

  • If I stop taking the medicine that’s causing it will it get better my narophathy is getting worse mine is none diabetic

    Leona dennis
  • Thank you for this information, quite helpful. I take only 1 on the list. My issues started with my first back surgery in December 2018. I also have had a nerve issue near my spine since this first surgery and the surgeon said “IT WAS NOT FROM SURGERY”, but other doctors tell me different. I also had another back surgery in May 2020 for herniated discs and still have this nerve issue and neuropathy in my feet. Next week, I’m scheduled for a nerve block on this side of the buttocks. I still take 2 optimizer daily. I took the nerve renew daily for almost a year and did not have much relief.

    Thank you Dr. Kennedy for all your information and help.

    Carrol LePore

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