Psychopharmacology in supportive care in cancer: a review for the clinician
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- Stiefel, F., Berney, A. & Mazzocato, C. Support Care Cancer (1999) 7: 379. doi:10.1007/s005200050296
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Benzodiazepines are widely utilized in the cancer setting. Most aspects relevant to their use in supportive care are reviewed to assist the clinical oncologist in prescribing such drugs. This review covers pharmacokinetics, indications, adverse effects and drug interactions, and compares the profiles of different benzodiazepines. Finally, controversial issues with regard to benzodiazepines are discussed.