Duloxetine reduces chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2199 (Published 10 April 2013)
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The antidepressant duloxetine is the first drug shown to reduce pain in people with peripheral neuropathy after chemotherapy with taxanes or platinums. All participants in a placebo controlled crossover trial had moderate to severe pain for at least three months after chemotherapy, mostly paclitaxel …

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