Canna~Fangled Abstracts

An efficient new cannabinoid antiemetic in pediatric oncology.

By April 20, 1995 No Comments
1995;56(23-24):2097-102.

An efficient new cannabinoid antiemetic in pediatric oncology.

Abstract

pm1Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC), a cannabinoid with lower psychotropic potency than the main Cannabis constituent, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC), was administered (18 mg/m2 in edible oil, p.o.) to eight children, aged 3-13 years with various hematologic cancers, treated with different antineoplastic drugs for up to 8 months. The total number of treatments with delta-8-THC so far is 480. The THC treatment started two hours before each antineoplastic treatment and was continued every 6 hrs for 24 hours. Vomiting was completely prevented. The side effects observed were negligible.
PMID: 7776837 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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