Topical Capsaicin for Treating Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome.
Introduction: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), associated with chronic cannabis use, presents with cyclic abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. With increasing use of marijuana, the incidence of CHS is expected to increase. Most patients with CHS make frequent visits to the emergency room and are usually refractory to conventional treatment. We, therefore, present a case of CHS successfully treated with topical capsaicin application.
Conclusion: Based on the dramatic resolution of symptoms with topical capsaicin, our case supports this promising intervention and provides an alternate approach to antiemetics and narcotics routinely used in patients with cannabis hyperemesis syndrome.
Case Rep Gastrointest Med
Aziz, A., Waheed, T., Oladunjoye, O., Oladunjoye, A., Hanif, M., & Latif, F. (2020). Topical Capsaicin for Treating Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome.. Case Rep Gastrointest Med, 2020, 8868385-8868385. Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.towerhealth.org/gme_int_med_resident_program_read/562