Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Cesamet

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Eli Lilly
  • Developer Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
  • Class Antiemetics; Cannabinoids; Non-opioid analgesics; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Cannabinoid receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Nausea and vomiting
  • Discontinued Fibromyalgia; Insomnia; Muscle spasticity; Neuropathic pain

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Apr 2009 Nabilon is still in clinical development for Neuropathic pain in Canada
  • 01 Apr 2009 No development reported - Phase-II for Insomnia in Canada (PO)
  • 01 Apr 2009 No development reported - Preclinical for Fibromyalgia in Canada (PO)
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