Haloperidol for the treatment of opioid addiction in advanced cancer patients: a case series.

Haloperidol for the treatment of opioid addiction in advanced cancer patients: a case series.

Publication date: Mar 24, 2020

Opioid addiction, if not well diagnosed and treated, can be a significant challenge for optimal pain management even in cancer patients. To date there is no definitive pharmacological standard of care for treating addiction, especially in this setting of patients. We present a clinical case series of three opioid-addicted advanced cancer patients, effectively treated with haloperidol, a well-known first-generation typical antipsychotic.

Parisi, A., Pensieri, M.V., Cortellini, A., D’Orazio, C., Ficorella, C., Verna, L., and Porzio, G. Haloperidol for the treatment of opioid addiction in advanced cancer patients: a case series. 04813. 2020 J Addict Dis.

Concepts Keywords
Addiction Pain management
Haloperidol Pain
Opioid Pain management
Opioid Addiction RTT
Pain Management Psychoactive drugs
Pharmacological Organic compounds
Typical Antipsychotic Morphine
Opioids
Euphoriants
Morphinans
Haloperidol
Addiction
Pain management
Heroin

Semantics

Type Source Name
drug DRUGBANK Haloperidol
disease MESH opioid addiction
disease MESH cancer

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