Cesamet Side Effects
Generic name: nabilone
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 9, 2020.
Note: This document contains side effect information about nabilone. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cesamet.
Common side effects of Cesamet include: ataxia, drowsiness, euphoria, vertigo, lack of concentration, and xerostomia. Other side effects include: dysphoria, and headache. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to nabilone: oral capsules
Side effects include:
Adverse effects may be similar to those of marijuana (cannabis) and other cannabinoids.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to nabilone: oral capsule
Very common (10% or more): Drowsiness (up to 66%), vertigo/dizziness (up to 59%), ataxia (up to 14%), concentration difficulties (up to 12%)
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, sedation
Frequency not reported: Syncope, cerebral vascular accident, equilibrium dysfunction, paresthesia, tremor, memory disturbance, perception disturbance, convulsions, dystonia, numbness, akathisia, speech disorder, hyperactivity, lightheadedness, coordination disturbance, taste change, nervousness, unconsciousness, hypotonia
Very common (10% or more): Euphoria (up to 38%), depression (up to 14%), sleep disturbance (up to 11%)
Common (1% to 10%): Dysphoria, disorientation, depersonalization syndrome
Frequency not reported: Hallucinations, confusion, anxiety, abnormal dreams, insomnia, mood swings, inebriated feeling, psychosis, paranoia, apathy, thought disorder, withdrawal, panic disorder, phobic neurosis, emotional disorder
Postmarketing reports: Emotional lability[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Dry mouth (up to 36%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Nausea
Very common (10% or more): Visual disturbance (up to 13%)
Frequency not reported: Eye irritation, eye dryness, eye disorder, amblyopia, eye swelling, eyelid disease, pupil dilation, photophobia, visual field defect[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Hypotension
Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia
Frequency not reported: Ear tightness, tinnitus, flushing, hot flashes, bacterial infection, unspecified pain, chest pain, fatigue, chills, malaise, irritability, fever, inhibited walking, face edema, lack of effect[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Anemia
Postmarketing reports: Leukopenia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Anorexia, increased appetite
Frequency not reported: Thirst[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Cesamet (nabilone)." Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Costa Mesa, CA.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.