Definition - What does Sativex (Nabiximols) mean?
Sativex, also known by the scientific name Nabiximols, is a prescription oral spray developed from two different cannabis strains and is designed for use by patients with multiple sclerosis, as well as for general pain management. Produced in the UK, Sativex is manufactured by GW Pharmaceuticals.
Sativex has also been approved to treat chronic pain suffered by some cancer patients. Sativex contains both THC and CBD, in addition to other ingredients. Ongoing scientific research has proven that both THC and CBD can have powerful effects on medical treatments for patients suffering from a wide range of conditions.
Hydrolife explains Sativex (Nabiximols)
Scientific and medical research have proven that cannabis can have dramatic benefits for patients suffering from a very wide range of medical conditions, from depression to chronic pain and everything in between. While many patients simply use cannabis itself, either by smoking it, eating it or otherwise consuming it, a new generation of medications is also making use of these properties.
Sativex is a new medication developed from two different cannabis strains, and designed to provide sufferers with severe multiple sclerosis with relief from their symptoms.
Sativex is an oral spray that contains both THC and CBD. Both have shown the ability to alleviate nerve pain, and when combined, they can provide powerful benefits, alleviating some of the most severe symptoms. THC is also known for its ability to help control muscle spasms caused by MS.
It is important to note that while Sativex has been approved by the US FDA, as well as by regulatory authorities in the UK, Canada and in other nations, it is a prescription medication. It must be used only under the supervision and guidance of a physician. This is unlike medical marijuana, which can usually be purchased with a letter of recommendation from a physician and a valid MMID.
Note that Sativex contains other ingredients in addition to THC and CBD, which may cause allergic reaction in some patients.