Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome Treatment/Cure

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome occurs due to excessive intake of cannabis, so quitting cannabis will help a lot in getting rid of this syndrome. The main symptoms of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome are nausea and vomiting. So various medications are prescribed, but the effect is temporary. Traditional medications are useless in treating nausea and vomiting. When the patient quit taking Cannabinoid, the symptoms take almost 7 to 10 days to relief. Patient education is an important part of Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome treatment. The patient should have an idea that cannabis is making him/her ill.

Patients should know about the side effects of excessive Cannabinoid intake. The only treatment, which is considered effective till now, is quitting Cannabinoid intake. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational enhancement therapy are considered the treatment options for patients with Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Patients usually take a hot water bath to relieve the symptoms. But it is temporary. The temperature of the water should be more than 41°C. The patient may experience dehydration due to excessive and severe vomiting and also due to a hot water bath. This dehydration can be treated with the help of IV fluids. If patient face severe dehydration, then hospitalization is necessary. The patient should immediately quit taking Cannabinoid. Topical capsaicin is used by some of the clinicians just to relieve the symptoms of cannabinoids hyperemesis syndrome. It is applied to the periumbilical area to treat the acute symptoms of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome TreatmentCure

Capsaicin has a greater affinity and is effective in treating this syndrome. It is used as a 1st line treatment in Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. In case when capsaicin tube is not available, then a hot water bath is preferred to stop vomiting and nausea immediately. But there is some precaution which should be kept in mind while preferring hot water bath. Patients should not have burn or injury on the skin, and the patient should not be dehydrating.
It is not easy for patients to quit cannabis or marijuana immediately; it needs psychological therapy to support the treatment mentally. So some of the antipsychotics are prescribed to relieve the symptoms completely. These antipsychotics are haloperidol and olanzapine. Sometimes benzodiazepines are also prescribed like lorazepam.

These show mixed results on the patient. Other than these drugs, some of the other drugs are also prescribed, but the efficacy of these drugs is not clear. So these drugs are under observation. These drugs include neurokinin one receptor antagonist, first-generation antihistamines like diphenhydramine, non-antipsychotic antidopaminergics like metoclopramide, and 5 HT3 receptor antagonists.

Other than these all the above-mentioned drugs, acetaminophen is also considered of great benefit in treating. Opioids are also used for the purpose of relieving abdominal pain. The patient, due to severe vomiting, feels pain in the stomach. This pain is usually unbearable. Opioids help a lot in treating pain. But opioids have a drawback of worsening nausea and vomiting, so it's used is discouraged.
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