Targeting The Endocannabinoid System With Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists: Pharmacological Strategies And Therapeutic Possibilities

Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Key Findings

Three medicines that activate cannabinoid CB(1)/CB(2) receptors are now in the clinic: Cesamet (nabilone), Marinol (dronabinol; Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ(9)-THC)) and Sativex (Δ(9)-THC with cannabidiol). These can be prescribed for the amelioration of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (Cesamet and Marinol), stimulation of appetite (Marinol)...

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Link: Targeting The Endocannabinoid System With Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists: Pharmacological Strategies And Therapeutic Possibilities

Year: 2012

DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0381


Ratings

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Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting — 3


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

Drugs Used

Nabilone

Sativex

Dronabinol