Am J Health Syst Pharm 2014 Jan;71(1):19-25
Jennifer Piccolo, Pharm.D., is Clinical Oncology Pharmacist, Froedert and The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Jill M. Kolesar, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, is Professor of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Director, 3P Analytical Laboratory, University of Wisconsin Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center, Madison.
: The prevention and treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) are reviewed.Summary
: A number of agents, including amifostine, glutathione, and vitamin E, were evaluated as prevention strategies for CIPN, with no agent demonstrating efficacy. Calcium and magnesium are effective for the prevention of CIPN; however, concerns regarding reduced chemotherapy efficacy linger. Read More