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   Nabilone

Nabilone
(oral) (capsule)


Treats or prevents nausea and vomiting caused by cancer medicines. This medicine is used when other medicines for nausea and vomiting do not work.

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Nabilone
Cesamet
Uses
Treats or prevents nausea and vomiting caused by cancer medicines. This medicine is used when other medicines for nausea and vomiting do not work.

Storage
  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment.
  • You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed. Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Capsule. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. You may take this medicine with or without food.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Change in how much or how often you urinate. Changes in vision, or red, itchy, swollen, or dry eye. Chest pain. Fast, pounding, or uneven heart beat. Fever, chills, cough, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat. Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting. Numbness or weakness in your arm or leg, or on one side of your body. Numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your hands, arms, legs, feet, or around the mouth. Problems with hearing, balance, or speech. Seeing or hearing things which are not really there. Seizures, tremors, or muscle twitching. Trouble breathing. Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to nabilone or any marijuana products.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have high blood pressure or heart disease, or if you have a history of any mental illness, substance abuse, or alcohol abuse. This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy.
  • Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert. This medicine may be habit-forming.
  • If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not use more than your prescribed dose.
  • Call your doctor for instructions. If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor.

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