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Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2021 Jan 19

Ann Palliat Med

Combination therapy with methadone and duloxetine for cancer-related pain: a retrospective study.


Curry ZA, Dang MC, Sima AP, Abdullaziz S, Del Fabbro EG
Ann Palliat Med. 2021 Jan 19.
PMID: 33474965.


A comprehensive approach to pain management often requires multimodal therapy and a combination of medications. Oncology patients may be prescribed methadone and duloxetine as single agents or in combination for cancer-related pain, particularly neuropathic pain. Duloxetine is also prescribed for depression or anxiety in patients with cancer.