Efficacy Of Tetrahydrocannabinol In Patients Refractory To Standard Antiemetic Therapy

Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Key Findings

THC was able to decrease nausea and vomiting in 23 of 36 patients compared to 1 of 36 receiving prochlorperazine.

Information and Links


Link: Efficacy Of Tetrahydrocannabinol In Patients Refractory To Standard Antiemetic Therapy

Year: 1988

DOI: 10.1007/BF00175407


Ratings

(How Ratings Work)

Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting — 4


Probability toward demonstrable efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

THC as oral Dronabinol 15 mg/m2 (m2=per body surface area) 1 hr before chemotherapy and every 4 hr thereafter for 24 hr v. prochlorperazine