If a specific treatment isn't available, the pain of the neuropathy can usually be controlled with
medications. The simplest treatment is acetaminophen, ibuprofen
, or aspirin.
Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil) and anti-seizure medications, such as carbamazepine (Tegretol) have been used to relieve the pain of neuropathy. Capsaicin, the chemical responsible for chili peppers being hot, is used as a cream to help relieve the pain of a peripheral neuropathy.