What should I know about nabilone before taking it?

Before taking nabilone, you should provide your doctors with your complete medical history, including any medications or supplements you are taking, and any medical conditions you have or have ever had. It is especially important to notify your doctors if you have or have a history of any of the following conditions: alcoholism, drug dependency, marijuana use, manic depressive disorder, depression, mental illness, schizophrenia, heart disease, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, kidney problems or liver problems. Nabilone may cause behavioral and mood changes, which may last for up to 72 hours after you complete treatment. Arrange for a responsible adult to monitor your condition during and immediately following your treatment with nabilone.

It is important to tell your doctor if you are pregnant. The FDA has classified nabilone as a Pregnancy Category C Drug. Animal studies have shown that nabilone may cause harm to a fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Although there are insufficient studies on whether the medication passes through a mother's milk, a woman should discuss with her doctor the potential dangers to her baby of breastfeeding while using nabilone.

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