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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

canadiEM - By Harrish Gangatharan - August 17, 2021
Take Home Points
  1. Think of marijuana use when seeing young adults with abdominal pain. Majority of marijuana related hospitalizations exclusively occur in the young adult population 15-25 years old. 
  2. Significant stigma and reluctance to admit any cannabinoid use is a common characteristic of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.
  3. Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome and cyclical vomiting syndrome are similar and sometimes temporally linked syndromes.
  4. Edible cannabis products can still be associated with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. 
  5. Low dose haloperidol < 2 mg IV can be safely used with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.