What is it?
Cannabis is an herbal medicine used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy medicine. It is also used to decrease eye pressure, decrease pain, and to improve the appetite. Other uses for cannabis may include headaches, anxiety, asthma, Tourette syndrome, and to relax muscles.
Other names for cannabis include: Cannabis sativa, Hashish, Hemp, and Marijuana.
Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.
Tell your doctor if you .
Talk with your caregiver about how much cannabis you should take. The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking cannabis. If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the medicine bottle. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than the directions tell you to.
To store this medicine:
Keep all medicine locked up and away from children. Store medicine away from heat and direct light. Do not store your medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down and not work the way it should work. Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need. Never share your medicine with others.
Drug and Food Interactions:
Do not take Cannabis without talking to your doctor first if you are taking:
Call your doctor right away if you have any of these side effects:
Other Side Effects:
You may have the following side effects, but this medicine may also cause other side effects. Tell your doctor if you have side effects that you think are caused by this medicine.
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