Definition - What does Nabilone mean?
While most of the research and development involving cannabis has been directed toward harnessing naturally produced THC and CBD to treat medical conditions, synthetic versions have also been developed. Nabilone is essentially a synthetic form of marijuana that is used to treat vomiting and nausea in patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Nabilone is a prescription medication, and is available only through a physician. It should only be taken while under the supervision and guidance of a physician, as well. Note that while this medication is based on cannabis, it does not contain any natural cannabinols, nor does it contain natural THC. It is completely synthetic (lab-created).
Hydrolife explains Nabilone
Marijuana has been shown to have profound benefits for mental and physical health, and has been used for purposes ranging from treating chronic pain to helping to alleviate depression and anxiety. While most research involves natural marijuana, that is not true in all cases. For instance, Nabilone is technically a synthetic version of cannabis that is used to treat vomiting and nausea in cancer patients going through chemotherapy.
Nabilone is used almost exclusively for treating cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and suffering from extreme nausea and vomiting, and who have not benefitted from any other medication.
In addition to the info above, it is also important to note that while there are few or no reported side effects to using natural marijuana to treat nausea or vomiting, Nabilone does have a long list of side effects. These range from actually increasing nausea in some patients to causing depression, headaches, and even increased heart rate. It is also possible to overdose on Nabilone, which is another reason that this drug should only be taken by patients under the direct care of a physician. Overdose can lead to mental confusion, changes in behavior, and even coma.