Nabilone (Cesamet®)

St. Joseph's Health Care London Pain Management Program

This is a handout to learn about Nabilone, which is a synthetic cannabinoid made by the pharmaceutical industry.  It is similar to marijuana (the natural plant) in its actions, but usually has less effect on mood.  Nabilone is typically used to treat severe nausea and vomiting associated with certain types of cancer chemotherapy and can be used to stimulate appetite.  Nabilone is also used to treat chronic nerve related pain.

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