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TitleLong-term effectiveness and safety of nabiximols (tetrahydrocannabinol/cannabidiol oromucosal spray) in clinical practice.
Author(s)Flachenecker P, Henze T, Zettl UK.
Journal, Volume, IssueEur Neurol 2014;72(1-2):95-102.
Major outcome(s)Researchers found that ôreal-life data confirm the long-term effectiveness and tolerability of nabiximols [Sativex] for the treatment of resistant MSS [multiple sclerosis spasticity].
IndicationMultiple sclerosisAbstract
MedicationCannabis

BACKGROUND: Nabiximols (Sativex®), in a cannabinoid-based oromucosal spray, is an add-on therapy option for patients with moderate to severe multiple sclerosis spasticity (MSS) resistant to other medications. The study objective was to provide long-term data on clinical outcomes, tolerability, quality of life and treatment satisfaction for MSS patients receiving nabiximols in routine care.
METHODS: This was the 12-month prolongation of the MOVE 2 study, an observational, prospective, multi-centre 3-month non-interventional study conducted in a routine care setting across Germany. Structured documentation forms, questionnaires and validated instruments were used for data collection.
RESULTS: In total, 52 patients were included in the effectiveness analysis after 12 months. The mean spasticity numerical rating scale (NRS, 0-10) score decreased significantly from 6.0 ± 1.8 points at MOVE 2 baseline to 4.8 ± 1.9 points after 1 month and remained on this level after 12 months (4.5 ± 2.0 points); in patients classified as 'initial responders' (≥20% NRS improvement after 1 month) similar results were found (baseline: 6.3 ± 1.4 points; after 1 month: 4.0 ± 1.0 points; after 12 months: 4.3 ± 1.9 points). The majority of patients (84%) did not report adverse events.
CONCLUSION: Real-life data confirm the long-term effectiveness and tolerability of nabiximols for the treatment of resistant MSS in everyday clinical practice.

Route(s)Sublingual
Dose(s)
Duration (days)
Participants52 patients with multiple sclerosis
DesignOpen study
Type of publicationMedical journal
Address of author(s)Neurological Rehabilitation Centre Quellenhof, Bad Wildbad, Germany.
Full textwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24943098

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