Benfotiamine can sometimes help patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy; however, the research is new and the treatment is not yet proven as of 2015, according to Podiatry Today and the Denver Peripheral Neuropathy Clinic. The most popular treatments for peripheral neuropathy are topical medications, oral medications and prescription supplemental medications.
The benfotiamine medication has been used since 1960 in Europe and in Asia. Its efficacy has not been proven, but it does not appear to have any negative health effects. Patients who are interested in trying benfotiamine should speak with their doctor to determine whether or not they are a good candidate for the medication, according to Podiatry Today.