Gabapentin for Cough in Cancer

Abdul Rab Razzak, Julie M. Waldfogel, Danielle J. Doberman, Josephine L. Feliciano, Thomas J. Smith

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Volume31
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2017

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Keywords

  • Cancer cough
  • central mechanism
  • cough
  • gabapentin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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