Analgesic effect of alprazolam in patients with chronic, organic pain of malignant origin.


Effective analgesia is a crucial factor in promoting quality of life for cancer patients. While undergoing treatment with the minor tranquilizer alprazolam for a coincidental psychiatric disturbance, 39 patients with malignancies and an associated causalgic pain syndrome had a marked analgesic response. Diagnostic and treatment guidelines for organic pain… (More)