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Unformatted text preview: nausea due to chemotherapy. – Dronabinol (Marinol®) C-II. – Nabilone (Cesamet®) is a synthetic related to THC. • Main antiemetic value in patients who do not respond to other antiemetics such as prochlorperazine (Compazine®) – Other meds give same relief without THC’s side effects • Side effects of therapeutic levels of THC – – – – Drowsiness Dry mouth, tachycardia Dizziness, inability to concentrate, disorientation Anxiety, depression, paranoia, manic psychosis, visual hallucinations Cathartics (means to cleanse) Cathartics • Contrast with laxatives or purgatives • Major causes of constipation include: – – – – lack of diet fiber lack of exercise drugs, overuse of cathartics lack of peristalsis (many causes). Cathartics: Therapeutic Uses Cathartics: Therapeutic • Treat or avoid constipation - some significant examples include: – bedridden patients – patients with hemorrhoids – patients with cardiovascular disease • Surgery or diagnostic procedures • Worm...
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