Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting
Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a common side effect of chemotherapy treatments. Approximately 70%-80% of people undergoing chemotherapy experience CINV at some point during their treatment. Although chemotherapy induces a range of unpleasant side effects, CINV can be particularly difficult to cope with, as it often renders people unable to eat or drink for extended periods of time.
Modern treatments for CINV should always be used in conjunction with antiemetic medications. Common antiemetic medications include Serotonin Receptor Antagonists, Antihistamines, Glucocorticoids, Neuroleptics, and Cannabinoids. A recent addition to the field of CINV treatment is the use of medical cannabis; cannabis has been found to be effective in reducing the severity of CINV symptoms, especially when combined with standard antiemetic medications.
Cannabis has also been found to be beneficial in managing both acute and delayed CINV, with few serious side effects. Studies have shown that cannabis can significantly reduce nausea, vomiting and the need for rescue medication in comparison to typical pharmaceutically-based treatments. Additionally, the use of medical cannabis has shown potential for reducing the potential for chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and other chemotherapy-related adverse events.
At Elios Clinics we are at the forefront of CINV treatment, providing access to evidence-based medical cannabis therapies to patients in need. We provide comprehensive, individualized care that is tailored to each patient’s unique needs, helping to reduce nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy treatments. Whether you are looking to reduce CINV symptoms, manage the side effects of chemotherapy, or optimize your overall health, beautiful Sapphire Clinics can provide quality care for your medical cannabis needs.
Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting results in a range of symptoms, including:
- Feelings of nausea for hours or days after chemotherapy
- Unexpected episodes of vomiting
- Upset stomach
- Abdominal cramping and pain
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Mental and physical exhaustion
- Difficulty sleeping
Finding relief from these symptoms can be difficult, but using medical cannabis in combination with antiemetic medications may bring relief.
At Elios Clinics we offer evidence-based, individualized care for managing chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. Our treatments aim to bring maximum relief with minimal interruption to your quality of life. This may include medical cannabis therapy in combination with antiemetic medication.
We appreciate that undergoing chemotherapy can be a challenging experience, and we strive to ensure that every patient is as comfortable as possible. Working closely with you and your primary care provider, we’ll guide you through the process of managing your CINV symptoms.
If you’re interested in learning more about medical cannabis therapy for CINV, make an appointment with the caring professionals at beautiful Sapphire Clinics to discuss options tailored to your specific needs.