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A synthetic cannabinoid used therapeutically as an antiemetic and as an adjunct analgesic for neuropathic pain.
Nabilone is a synthetic cannabinoid with therapeutic use as an antiemetic and as an adjunct analgesic for neuropathic pain. It is a synthetic cannabinoid, which mimics the main chemical compound of cannabis. Chemically, nabilone is similar to the active ingredient found in naturally occurring Cannabis sativa L. In Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico, nabilone is marketed as Cesamet. It was approved in 1985 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting that has not responded to conventional antiemetics. Though it was approved by the FDA in 1985, the drug only began marketing in the United States in 2006. It is also approved for use in treatment of anorexia and weight loss in patients with AIDS. Although it doesn't have any indication officially, nabilone is widely used as an adjunct therapy for chronic pain management. Numerous trials and case studies have demonstrated various benefits for conditions such as fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis. Nabilone is a racemic mixture consisting of the and the isomers.
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