Where is Sativex available?

Where is Sativex available?

Sativex, by GW Pharmaceuticals, is available in 25 countries — including most of Europe and Canada — as an add-on therapy for MS patients with moderate-to-severe spasticity who fail to respond to other anti-spastic treatments.

Is Sativex over the counter?

(Table e-1) Sativex has been authorized as a prescription medicine by more than 25 regulatory authorities around the world. It has a Summary of Product Characteristics and is not available anywhere in the world as an over-the-counter product.

Where can I buy Sativex in Australia?

It is available from selected pharmacies and costs approximately $745 for a 6-8 week supply. Please consult your neurologist or rehabilitation physician to see if Sativex® is the right treatment for you and to gain further information about the treatment.

Is Nabiximols legal in the US?

The legal status of Sativex Sativex in the United States is yet to be approved by the FDA. It is, however, still possible to buy Sativex in the USA because some states and jurisdictions have legalized marijuana.

Can a GP prescribe Sativex?

About Sativex It can only be prescribed by specialist doctors with experience of treating MS spasticity – consultant neurologists, consultant rehabilitation specialists and consultant pain specialists. For those who respond to Sativex, ongoing prescriptions can be managed by a GP.

How quickly does Sativex work?

Patients should be advised that it might take up to 2 weeks to find the optimal dose and that undesirable effects can occur during this time, most commonly dizziness. These undesirable effects are usually mild and resolve in a few days.

What does Sativex cost?

According to Bayer Canada, the cost of Sativex per vial is $124.95 (base price). Each vial contains approximately 51 sprays. The average dose per day is five sprays at an average cost of $12.25 per day.

Can you drive on Sativex?

Driving or using machinery when you first start taking Sativex is not recommended until you are established on a stable daily dose. If you experience any significant side effects once you’ve established a stable dose, you should not drive, operate machinery or take part in any activity that could prove hazardous.

How do I get a prescription for Sativex?

Can you get high on Sativex?

Unlike using or smoking cannabis, Sativex® should not make you feel ‘high’ when being taken at prescribed doses. Sativex® may make you feel dizzy and drowsy, or give you a feeling like being drunk, especially when you first start taking it.

What is Sativex prescribed for?

Nabiximols (Sativex) is a cannabis-based medicine that is sprayed into the mouth. It is licensed in the UK for people with MS-related muscle spasticity that has not got better with other treatments.

How is Sativex taken?

SATIVEX® is for buccal use only. The spray should be directed to below the tongue, or towards the inside of the cheeks. The site should be varied. The patient should be advised not to direct the spray towards the pharynx and not to inhale the spray.