Brand & Generic Names
- Habit forming? No
- Prescription needed? Yes
- Available as generic? No
- Drug class: Antiemetic
- Treats nausea and vomiting.
- Prevents nausea and vomiting in patients receiving cancer
Dosage & Usage Information
How to take:
Capsule--Swallow with liquid. If you can't swallow whole, open
capsule and take with liquid or food.
When to take:
At the same each day, according to instructions on prescription
If you forget a dose:
Take as soon as you remember up to 2 hours
late. If more than 2 hours, wait for next scheduled dose (don't
double this dose).
What drug does:
Chemically related to marijuana, it probably regulates the
vomiting control center in the brain.
Time lapse before drug works:
Don't take with:
Alcohol or any drug that depresses the central nervous system.
See Central Nervous System (CNS) Depressants in the Glossary.
Mood changes; confusion and delusions; hallucinations;
mental depression; nervousness; breathing difficulty; fast, slow
or pounding heartbeat; fainting.
WHAT TO DO:
- Dial 911 (emergency) or O (operator) for an ambulance or
medical help. Then give first aid immediately.
- If patient is unconscious and not breathing, give mouth-to-
mouth breathing. If there is no heartbeat, use cardiac massage
and mouth-to-mouth breathing (CPR). Don't try to make patient
vomit. If you can't get help quickly, take patient to nearest
- See EMERGENCY Information.
Possible Adverse Reactions or Side Effects
Mood changes; fainting; Seek emergency treatment.
slow or pounding heartbeat;
confusion and delusions;
headache, false sense
dizziness on standing,
appetite loss, muscle pain.
Warnings & Precautions
Don't take if:
- You are allergic to nabilone or marijuana.
- You have schizophrenic, manic or depressive states.
Before you start, consult your doctor:
- If you have abused drugs or are dependent on them, including
- If you have had high blood pressure or heart disease.
- If you have had impaired liver function.
Over age 60:
Adverse reactions and side effects may be more frequent and
severe than in younger persons. You may need smaller doses for
shorter periods of time.
Studies inconclusive on harm to unborn child. Decide with your
doctor whether drug benefits justify risk to unborn child.
Drug passes into milk. Avoid drug or discontinue nursing until
you finish medicine. Consult doctor for advice on maintaining
Infants & children:
Not recommended for children 18 and younger. Use only under
- Avoid prolonged use. This medicine is intended to be used only
during a cycle of cancer chemotherapy.
- Talk to your doctor about the need for follow-up medical
examinations or laboratory studies to check blood pressure,
Skin & sunlight:
No problems expected.
Driving, piloting or hazardous work:
Don't drive or pilot aircraft until you learn how medicine
affects you. Don't work around dangerous machinery. Don't climb
ladders or work in high places. Danger increases if you drink
alcohol or take medicine affecting alertness and reflexes.
No problems expected.
- Blood pressure should be measured regularly.
- Learn to count and recognize changes in your pulse.
- Get up from bed or chair slowly to avoid fainting.
Possible Interaction with Other Drugs
||Decreases effect of apomorphine.
||of the central nervous system.
Possible Interaction with Other Substances
||Dangerous depression of the central
||nervous system. Avoid.
||Decreased nabilone effect. Avoid.