End-of-life care

Haloperidol still first line drug for nausea in cancer

Low-dose haloperidol should be considered the first-line agent in cancer patients with ongoing nausea that is not related to their anticancer treatment, Australian researchers say. A randomised-controlled trial of methotrimeprazine versus haloperidol in 11 palliative care sites around Australian found similar response rates between the two drugs. The trial involved 121 adult cancer patients with ...

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