CMTA, an association similar to Calgary Neuropathy Association but specific for people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Disease (a hereditary neuropathy), has compiled an excellent list of neurotoxic medications. Make yourself aware of these medications as they may increase damage to nerves. It is also a good idea to give a copy of the list to your doctor to raise their awareness. If your doctor recommends one of the medications on this list, have a frank discussion with him/her about the potential risks vs. benefits and other alternatives.
Access the List of neurotoxic medications by going to the CMTA website: https://www.cmtausa.org/resource-center/treatment-management/neurotoxic-medications/
Linda is an independent information technology business analyst and Vice President of the CNA.