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Gabapentin for Cough in Cancer.

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Summary of "Gabapentin for Cough in Cancer."

Cough is a common problem among cancer patients, especially lung cancer patients. Gabapentin has been shown to be effective in reducing cough number and severity in patients with idiopathic refractory cough. The authors report here the successful use of gabapentin at usual doses to treat cough in cancer patients, including two with lung cancer, with minimal side effects. Gabapentin may be a useful addition to the symptom management toolbox for palliation of cancer symptoms.

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Name: Journal of pain & palliative care pharmacotherapy
ISSN: 1536-0539
Pages: 195-197

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