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Persons taking Cesamet (nabilone capsules) should be alerted to the potential for additive central nervous system depression resulting from simultaneous use of Cesamet (nabilone capsules) and alcohol or other central nervous system depressants such as benzodiazepines and barbiturates. This combination should be avoided. Patients receiving treatment with Cesamet (nabilone capsules) should be specifically warned not to drive, operate machinery, or engage in any hazardous activity. Patients using Cesamet (nabilone capsules) should be made aware of possible changes in mood and other adverse behavioral effects of the drug so as to avoid panic in the event of such manifestations. Patients should remain under supervision of a responsible adult while using Cesamet (nabilone capsules) .
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/26/2009
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