What is Nabiximols?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Sativex

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Nabiximols is the generic formulation for Sativex and is used to relieve spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stiffness/spasticity 13 15
Pain 9 7
Muscle spasms 2 2
Difficulty sleeping through night 1 3
Facial pain 1 0
Muscle tension 1 2

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
3
Mild
6
None
12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nabiximols

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 2
Bad taste in mouth 1
Constant brain fog 1
Dizziness upon moving 1
Drowsiness 1
Headaches 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nabiximols

Dosage Patients
2 other daily 2
4 other daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Nabiximols

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 4
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Nabiximols

Duration

Currently taking Nabiximols

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Nabiximols

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 6
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 10
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 10

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Nabiximols after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Baclofen (Mylan-Baclofen) 3
Medical marijuana (Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture) 1
Morphine patch 1
Tizanidine (Zanaflex) 1

Patients stopped taking Nabiximols and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Medical marijuana (Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture) 2
Tolperisone (Mydocalm) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Nabiximols

Aug 31, 2017 (Started Aug 05, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (bad taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I got this rx because I was travelling to the UK, where medical marijuana is not legal. It was an adequate substitute for that purpose, but the cost is prohibitive. Although it was less effective than my usual tx it was certainly better than nothing.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Aug 23, 2017 (Started Aug 05, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $200+ monthly

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