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ATC Group: A04AD11 Nabilone

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A04
Antiemetics and antinauseants
3
A04A
Antiemetics and antinauseants
4
A04AD
Other antiemetics
5
A04AD11
Nabilone

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Nabilone

Nabilone is a synthetic cannabinoid and dibenzopyrane derivative, an analog of dronabinol (also known as tetrahydrocannabinol or THC), the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis with therapeutic use as an antiemetic and as an adjunct analgesic for neuropathic pain. It has been suggested that nabilone is a highly selective and strong agonist for the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, both of which are coupled to Gi/o proteins. The CB1 receptors are expressed predominantly in central and peripheral neurons and receptor stimulation has been implicated in the reduction of chemotherapy-induced nausea.

Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
CESAMET Capsule
MPI, US: SPL/Old
US