Benzodiazepine plus opioid effective for dyspnea, study says

04/5/2012 | Family Practice News

Low-dose adjunctive benzodiazepines work with opioids to treat dyspnea in palliative care patients who have not responded to opioids alone, according to a study of patients in the palliative care program at the University of California, San Francisco. Data showed combining an opioid and a benzodiazepine led to a 2.1-fold jump in the likelihood of improvement in dyspnea.

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