Nabilone is a man-made form of cannabis (also known as marijuana). Nabilone is used to treat severe nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy. Nabilone is for use only when other medications have been unable to control the nausea and vomiting. Nabilone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cesamet is a prescription drug that helps in relieving vomiting or nausea resulting from chemotherapy. Cesamet is meant for patients who continue feeling nausea or continue vomiting even after taking their medicine for the treatment of such symptoms. Cesamet is a synthetic drug. Its ingredients resemble those found in marijuana (Cannabis), but it should never be confused with medical marijuana.