End-of-life care

Olanzapine relieves nausea in advanced cancer

The atypical antipsychotic drug olanzapine may be effective for the relief of nausea and vomiting unrelated to chemotherapy in patients with advanced cancer, US research suggests A small trial involving 30 patients with advanced cancer found that a low dose (5mg daily) of olanzapine produced significant improvement in the persistent nausea and vomiting that had ...

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