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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

EM Pharma D
EM Pharma D - July 19, 2019 - By Evan Mulvihill
"Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is a sequela of long-term heavy cannabis use that involves cyclic bouts of nausea, vomiting, and diffuse abdominal pain. The treatment of CHS is unique in that your traditional anti-emetics and GI cocktails like Zofran, metoclopramide, and acid reducers, are fairly ineffective in controlling symptoms. CHS patients often receive extensive gastrointestinal (GI) work-ups in the ED, and may even be admitted when there are much simpler treatments to attempt first..."