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How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Nabilone is chemically related to marijuana and belongs to the class of medications called cannabinoids. It is used to treat severe nausea and vomiting in people undergoing cancer chemotherapy. It works on centers in the brain to reduce nausea and cause sedation.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
How should I use this medication?
he usual adult dose of nabilone is 1 mg or 2 mg twice a day. The first dose is usually taken the night before the start of chemotherapy and the second dose is taken one to three hours before chemotherapy. Nabilone treatment may continue up to 24 hours after chemotherapy treatment. The maximum recommended daily dose is 6 mg in divided doses.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is very important that this medication be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue on with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on with your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
CesametÃ‚Â® is available as capsule in strengths of 0.5 mg and 1 mg.
0.5 mg: Each hard gelatin capsule with opaque red cap and white body, marked with "ICN" on the cap and "3102" on the body, contains 0.5 mg of nabilone. Nonmedicinal ingredients: D&C Red No. 33, D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Red No. 40, gelatin, povidone, starch, and titanium dioxide.
1 mg: Each hard gelatin capsule with opaque blue cap and white body, marked with "ICN" on the cap and "3101" on the body, contains 1 mg of nabilone. Nonmedicinal ingredients: FD&C Blue No. 2 (indigo carmine), gelatin, povidone, starch, and titanium dioxide.
Who should NOT take this medication?
This medication should not be used by anyone who:
* is allergic to marijuana or other cannabinoid agents or to any of the ingredients of the medication
* has a history of psychotic reactions
What side effects are possible with this medication?
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor. Your health professional may be able to help you deal with some of the effects.
The following side effects may go away as your body becomes used to the medication; check with your doctor if they continue or become bothersome.
* More common clumsiness or unsteadiness
* dry mouth
* false sense of well-being
* Less common blurred vision
or any changes in vision
* dizziness or lightheadedness, especially when rising from a lying or sitting position (more common with high doses)
* loss of appetite
* loss of muscular coordination
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
* Less common changes in mood
* convulsions (seizures)
* dizziness or fainting
* fast or pounding heartbeat
* nervousness or anxiety
* unusual tiredness or weakness (severe)
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.
Are there any other precautions or warnings for this medication?
Blood pressure and heart disease: Nabilone should be used with caution by people with high blood pressure or heart disease.
Drowsiness/reduced alertness: Since nabilone will often reduce the mental or physical abilities needed to perform potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a car and operating machinery, people taking this medication should not drive or engage in dangerous activities until the effects of nabilone are no longer present.
Emotional disorders: Nabilone should be used with extreme caution by people with non-psychotic emotional disorders, and not at all by people with psychotic emotional disorders.
Liver function: Nabilone should be used with extreme caution by people with severe reduction in liver function.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Nabilone should not be used by pregnant women or nursing mothers since its safety for use under these circumstances has not been established.
Children: The safety of nabilone has not been established for use by children and should not be used by this age group.
Seniors: Nabilone should be used with caution by seniors.
What other drugs could interact with this medication?
The following medications may affect how nabilone works or increase the risk of side effects:
* barbiturates (e.g., secobarbital)
* benzodiazepines (e.g., diazepam)
* narcotics (e.g., morphine, codeine)
* sedatives (any medications that cause drowsiness)
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
* stop taking one of the medications,
* change one of the medications to another,
* change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
* leave everything as is.
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. In many cases, interactions are intended or are managed by close monitoring. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with this medication. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications that you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->