Nabilone can be prescribed by a specialist to help relieve these symptoms, but only when other treatments have not helped or are not suitable.
Currently, it is only likely to be prescribed for the following conditions:
Nabilone for chemotherapy patients
After taking medical cannabis, it’s possible to develop any of the following side effects:
It’s likely most of these products – even those called “CBD oils” – will be illegal to possess or supply. There’s a good chance they will contain THC, and may not be safe to use.
The specialist will discuss with you all the other treatment options first, before considering a cannabis-based product.
Based on the information we have we advise consumers to think carefully before taking any CBD products. As a precaution, we do not recommend CBD for people in vulnerable groups, unless under medical direction.
Some scientific studies suggest CBD can affect the liver if taken at higher doses, but there have been very few studies. As a precaution, we recommend that healthy adults do not take more than 70mg a day, unless a doctor agrees more. This is about 28 drops of 5% CBD.
Advice for vulnerable groups
CBD extracts are being sold as a food and as food supplements in the UK. They are widely available in shops, cafés and for sale online.
CBD sold as food, or as a food supplement, includes:
CBD is one of many chemicals called cannabinoids. It is found within hemp and cannabis.