Drug Repurposing for the Prevention of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)

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    Cairo University
Updated on 7 August 2022


Chemotherapy cause many adverse events including induction of peripheral neuropathy. Metformin, the AMPK activator, was found to have protective effect against chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy in mouse model and in clinical trials as well. There are different hypothesized mechanisms through which metformin does the protective effect. Such as enhancing mitochondrial activity, reduction of ROS and nitric oxide and activation of AMPK.


Chemotherapy can cause a variety of side effects. One of the most common side effects is Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), it commonly caused by Paclitaxel chemotherapy which is usually used in the treatment of breast cancer. Metformin which is known as a safe anti-diabetic drug, was found to have a protective effect on neurons. It gave positive results in chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy in mouse models and in some clinical trials

Condition Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Treatment Placebo, Metformin
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04780854
SponsorCairo University
Last Modified on7 August 2022

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