What do you know about Diabetic Neuropathy?


In diabetic neuropathy:
1 ❏ Ibuprofen may relieve mild to moderate pain
2 ❏ Gabapentin is an effective alternative to a tricyclic antidepressant
3 ❏ Metoclopramide is licensed to treat neuropathic pain

ONE or MORE of the responses above is (are) correct. Decide which of the responses is (are) correct. Then choose:
A if 1, 2 and 3 are correct
B if 1 and 2 only are correct
C if 2 and 3 only are correct
D if 1 only is correct
E if 3 only is correct


  1. The answer is B, and the winners are: Clement and 8th Avenue.
    Diabetic neuropathy presents with peripheral neuropathy and the patient
    complains of numbness, muscular pain and weakness. Ibuprofen may be used
    to relieve mild to moderate pain. Gabapentin, an anti-epileptic drug, is used
    for the treatment of neuropathic pain, as is amitriptyline and nortriptyline
    (tricyclic antidepressants). Opioid analgesics may be considered when other
    drugs have failed. Metoclopramide is used to promote gastric transit in gastroparesis.


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