can-na-bi-di-ol and tet-ra-hy-dro-can-nab-i-nol
Cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol is used to treat muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis.
Use one spray under your tongue or on the inside of your cheek as directed.
Change the place in your mouth each time to help prevent making your mouth sore.
If using for the first time, ‘prime’ your spray by spraying a few times into a tissue before using.
When you first start, you will need to gradually increase the number of sprays until you find the best number of sprays for you. This may take up to 2 weeks.
If it is nearly time for your next spray, skip the missed spray and use your next spray at the usual time. Otherwise, use the missed spray as soon as you remember. Do not use two sprays at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. St John's wort) or recreational drugs (e.g. cannabis).
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Unusual behaviour or thinking, hallucinations
|Tell your doctor|
Feeling dazed, confused, clumsy or unsteady, trouble concentrating, trouble speaking
Mood changes, drowsiness, memory problems, blurred vision
Dry mouth, changes in taste
Change of appetite, nausea
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
Dizziness, tiredness or weakness
|Common when you first start but should improve.|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. January 2020
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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