Sweden approves medical 'marijuana' spray Sativex for MS

A cannabis derived drug which has been approved in some countries to treat muscle spasticity.

Sweden approves medical 'marijuana' spray Sativex for MS

Postby MSUK » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:01 am

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Medicinal cannabis is now available as a prescription medicine in Sweden after the Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) approved a cannabis-based mouth spray for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS).

"This is great news for those who can't get any relief from the most common drugs," said Jan Hillert, an MS researcher at Karolinska Institutet, to the Dagens Nyheter daily.

The agency has said that it plans to closely monitor the prescription of the new drug to ensure against abuse.

According to the agency however, the spray does not give any sort of "kick" as the cannabis content is in such small doses and common side effects include dizziness, nausea and drowsiness.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1814
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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