alexa Acupuncture and Low Dose Gabapentin Effectively Treat Paclitaxel Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Prevent Chemotherapy Dose Reduction

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Acupuncture and Low Dose Gabapentin Effectively Treat Paclitaxel Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Prevent Chemotherapy Dose Reduction

Peripheral neuropathy is a frequent and well-recognized debilitating complication of taxanes, often necessitating dose-reduction of these effective agents. Here, we present a case in which acupuncture treatments were successfully used in combination with low dose gabapentin to alleviate PIPN symptoms and prevent chemotherapy dose reduction. 

 

 

 

Bhatnagar B, Pelser C, Gilmore S, Nand T, Bao T (2013) Acupuncture and Low Dose Gabapentin Effectively Treat Paclitaxel Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Prevent Chemotherapy Dose Reduction. Altern Integr Med 2:126.

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