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|Title||Inhalation marijuana as an antiemetic for cancer chemotherapy.|
|Author(s)||Vinciguerra V, Moore T, Brennan E.|
|Journal, Volume, Issue||New York State Journal of Medicine 1988;88:525-527.|
|Major outcome(s)||Marijuana effective as antiemetic agent|
A prospective pilot study of the use of inhalation marijuana as an antiemetic for cancer chemotherapy was conducted. Fifty-six patients who had no improvement with standard antiemetic agents were treated and 78% demonstrated a positive response to marijuana. Younger age and prior marijuana exposure were factors that predicted response to treatment. Toxicity was mild and consisted primarily of sedation and xerostomia. This preliminary trial suggests the usefulness of inhalation marijuana as an antiemetic agent. Because of the lack of a randomized placebo control group, the precise role of this agent is unclear. Further studies should include derivatives of this substance in combination with standard effective drugs to control chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
|Type of publication||Medical journal|
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