This is a case report regarding a patient on maintenance therapy with methadone wth cancer pain. Minimal increase in methadone dose and a better modulation of administration intervals were effective, allowing the achievement of an optimal analgesia in a short time. This effect was maintained at home after discharge up the last follow-up 3 weeks after discharge. Existing literature is discussed and it is suggested to use the same drug, methadone, in increased doses.
- Head and neck
- Hospital care
- Supportive care
- Drug administration
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Contributors All authors contributed equally to manage the case. SM wrote the article with approval of the other authors.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.