Antidepressants for Cancer Pain
Why It Is Used
In low doses, antidepressants may relieve chronic pain and pain related to the peripheral nervous system (neuropathic pain), such as Reference cancer pain Opens New Window. They may also cause drowsiness, which may improve sleep and relieve fatigue.
In higher doses, antidepressants can help to relieve symptoms of Reference depression Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 31, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Michael Seth Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology