What are the US Food and Drug Administration approved medications for the treatment of neuropathic pain?
Pregabalin, gabapentin, gastroretentive gabapentin, gabapentin enacarbil, the 8% topical capsaicin patch, and the 5% lidocaine patch are U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for PHN. Duloxetine, pregabalin, and the opioid tapentadol are FDA approved for painful DPN. Pregabalin is FDA approved for neuropathic pain associated with SCI. Carbamazepine is FDA approved for trigeminal neuralgia. Many other medications such as TCAs are not FDA approved but are commonly suggested in guidelines and used in clinical practice.