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Amelioration Of Cancer Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting by THC

Julie Gardener

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Amelioration Of Cancer Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting by Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol.​
Ekert H, Waters KD, Jurk IH, Mobilia J, Loughnan P
Med J Aust. 1979 Dec 15


Abstract

The antinausea and antivomiting effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in children receiving cancer chemotherapy were compared with those of metoclopramide syrup and prochlorperazine tablets in two double-blind studies. THC was found to be a significantly better antinausea and antivomiting agent, but not all patients obtained relief of nausea and vomiting with THC. In some patients, THC enhanced appetite during a course of chemotherapy. In two patients, a "high" associated with THC administrationwas reported. Drowsiness was reported significantly more frequently with THC.

Source: Clinical Studies and Case Reports
 
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