Nabilone as an Antiemetic

Frederick J. Fox, J. Jay Baker, J. L. Lokey, Norma A. Price, Stanley H. Winokur, Jill Bowen, Alan Taylor, Terence S. Herman

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To the Editor: Although cannabinol-like drugs show great promise in treating severe nausea associated with chemotherapies, I do not agree with Herman et al.* that nabilone is superior to prochlorperazine. In reviewing the side effects of each drug, the authors showed more frequent and severe difficulties with nabilone in 2-mg doses than with prochlorperazine in 10-mg doses. Perhaps larger doses of prochlorperazine or smaller doses of nabilone might have been more appropriately compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)728
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 27 1979
Externally publishedYes

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