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Remi, Constanze and Gerlach, Christina (2021): „Off label use“ in der Palliativmedizin. In: Schmerz, Vol. 35, No. 1: pp. 61-73

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Abstract

Palliative care serves to improve the quality of life in patients suffering from incurable diseases. Pharmacotherapy of distressing symptoms plays an important role. Off-label use refers to the use of drugs outside the marketing authorization. In addition to the indications off-label use may also be due to duration of treatment, route of administration and the admixture of substances. Off-label use is common in palliative and hospice care and is probably unavoidable in many cases. For treatment planning and realization of off-label therapy in clinical practice, patient-related aspects, information, therapy monitoring and documentation of therapy effects should be considered in addition to drug-related information. Only in this way it is possible to offer a scientifically adequate, appropriate and economic therapy that is linked to an appropriate risk-benefit ratio for the individual patient. Due to the lack of authorization studies, reporting is of particular importance.

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