Important drugs for cough in advanced cancer

@article{Homsi2001ImportantDF,
  title={Important drugs for cough in advanced cancer},
  author={Jade Homsi and Declan Walsh and Kristine A. Nelson},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={9},
  pages={565-574}
}
Cough is a defense mechanism that prevents the entry of noxious materials into the respiratory system and clears foreign materials and excess secretions from the lungs and respiratory tract. In advanced cancer, it is a common symptom that interferes with the patient's daily activity and quality of life. Empiric treatment with antitussive agents is often needed. Two classes of antitussive drugs are available: (1) centrally acting: (a) opioids and (b) nonopioids; (2) peripherally acting: (a… CONTINUE READING

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