Nabilone, brand name Cesamet, is one of two oral marijuana-based compounds, known as cannabinoids, used to treat nausea following chemotherapy. Nabilone is also approved for the treatment of anorexia and weight loss in patients with AIDS. In the study that assessed nabilone for fibromyalgia, while significant pain relief and functional improvement was noted, none of the nabilone group experienced complete relief of fibromyalgia symptoms. Nabilone was well-tolerated by the study group. Researchers suggest it may be useful as a treatment option for some fibromyalgia patients.
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