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wasting drug of preference?
Oct 30, 2003

Dr. Dave,

Godsend to you for all your efforts to this site. Now, which is your wasting drug of preference to combat hiv disease?

Donelly

Response from Dr. Wohl

Thanks for your kind words.

Back in the day, I was a big user of appetite stimulants. I used dronabinol (Marinol) often and to a lesser extent megestrol acetate (Megace). Data do exist for thalidomide and anabolic steroids.

Of course, now the best therapy for wasting syndrome is effective HIV therapy.

DW



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