Mexitil (mexiletine) for persistent diabetic neuropathy

    Some patients are taking Mexitil (mexiletine) for persistent diabetic neuropathy.

    Physicians use it as a last resort...after trying tricyclic antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and topical capsaicin.

    We usually think of Mexitil as an anti-arrhythmic. But it's also useful for stabbing or burning pain due to neuropathy.

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