Efficacy Of Crude Marijuana And Synthetic Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol As Treatment For Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea And Vomiting: A Systematic Literature Review

Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Key Findings

Cannabinoids are effective in controlling CINV, and oral THC and smoked marijuana have similar efficacy. This synthesis shows that cannabinoids are more effective than placebo and comparable to antiemetics such as prochlorperazine and ondansetron for CINV. Implications for Nursing: Nurses should feel supported by the literature to recommend oral synthetic THC as a treatment for CINV to their patients and physician colleagues

Information and Links


Link: Efficacy Of Crude Marijuana And Synthetic Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol As Treatment For Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea And Vomiting: A Systematic Literature Review

Year: 2009

DOI: 10.1188/09.ONF.345-352


Ratings

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Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

Oral delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and smoked marijuana