Levonantradol, a new antiemetic with a high rate of side-effects for the prevention of nausea and vomiting in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy

Abstract

Levonantradol, a new antiemetic compound pharmacologically related to the cannabinoids, was given to 17 patients who had experienced severe and protracted nausea and vomiting during previous courses of cancer chemotherapy, and to six patients receiving a first course of strongly emetic cytostatic treatment. Eight patients were partially protected from acute gastrointestinal disturbances. Of the 23 patients, 21 exhibited some toxicity, with six patients exhibiting major affective side-effects and 13 patients complaining of pain at the injection site. Levonantradol is an active antiemetic compound. Due to the rate of side-effects observed in our study however, we would not recommend use of this agent as an antiemetic drug.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00296765

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@article{Joss1982LevonantradolAN, title={Levonantradol, a new antiemetic with a high rate of side-effects for the prevention of nausea and vomiting in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy}, author={Rudolf A. Joss and Renato L. Galeazzi and Annakatharina Bischoff and Do Dai Do and Aron Goldhirsch and Kurt W. Brunner}, journal={Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology}, year={1982}, volume={9}, pages={61-64} }