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Cesamet Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Cesamet)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Cesamet)?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of a nabilone overdose may include extreme drowsiness, fainting, hallucinations, fear, disorientation, unusual thoughts or behaviors, or feeling extremely happy or sad.

What should I avoid while taking nabilone (Cesamet)?

Avoid using other medicines that affect the central nervous system (such as stimulants, diet pills, cold medicine, pain medication, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, anxiety, mental illness, or Parkinson's disease). These other drugs can add to the effects of nabilone.

Nabilone causes effects that will impair your thinking or reactions. Do not drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert until the effects of nabilone wear off.

What other drugs will affect nabilone (Cesamet)?

Before taking nabilone, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:

  • amphetamines, including stimulants and medicine to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD);
  • prescription or over-the-counter weight loss aids (Dexatrim, Meridia);
  • antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), amoxapine (Ascendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Tofranil), or nortriptyline (Pamelor);
  • barbiturates such as butalbital (Fiorinal), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), secobarbital (Seconal);
  • sedatives such as Ativan, Dalmane, Halcion, Klonopin, Librium, ProSom, Restoril, Tranxene, Valium, Xanax;
  • lithium;
  • theophylline (Respbid, Slo-Bid, Theo-24, Theo-Dur, Uniphyl);
  • buspirone (BuSpar);
  • atropine (Donnatal, and others);
  • belladonna, dicyclomine (Bentyl);
  • clidinium (Quarzan);
  • glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
  • hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others);
  • mepenzolate (Cantil);
  • methscopolamine (Pamine), and scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
  • methantheline (Provocholine), propantheline (Pro-Banthine); or
  • street drugs such as cocaine or Ectasy.

If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use nabilone, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.

There may be other drugs not listed that can affect nabilone. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has more information about nabilone written for health professionals that you may read.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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