There are continually new applications for current medications established by doctors and researchers. One such drug is anti-seizure medications. Drugs originally used for seizures have been found to help with chronic pain, including pain that's the result of diabetic neuropathy. So, for years some medications have been used to treat seizures and have now been approved by the Food And Drug Administration to be used to treat chronic pain, like neuropathy.
Some of those drugs are gabapentin and carbamazepine. These drugs may serve as a primary way to control the diabetic neuropathy pain, or they may be used alongside other drugs, like opioids. However, the patient should work with their doctor to find the medication that will work best for their situation. It is important to always follow doctor directions when taking any medication to see the best results with minimal chances of side effects.