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Antidepressant Eases Radiation-Related Mouth Pain in Head, Neck Cancers

BOSTON — October 30, 2012.  An oral rinse of the antidepressant doxepin significantly eased pain associated with oral mucositis in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck, a study led by Mayo Clinic found. The findings were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual [...]

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Relief for Cancer Patient's Mouth Sores

Patients who undergo radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck face a lot of painful mouth sores or oral mucositis. Now Mayo Clinic researchers have found that an oral rinse of the antidepressant doxepin can significantly ease the pain. Mayo Clinic radiation oncologist and principal investigator Robert Miller, M.D., says,“Oral mucositis [...]

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