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Can A Person With HIV Take Marinol

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AIDS InfoNet

Marijuana

...patients taking chemotherapy treatment for cancer. It reduces muscle spasms in people with nerve problems like multiple sclerosis and can help treat some types of pain. These uses led to the development of the drug dronabinol (Marinol), a synthetic version of THC. NOTE: Federal and state laws generally forbid the sale or possession of marijuana. Fifteen states and Washington, D.C., have passed "medical marijuana" laws that permit limited use...
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Marinol and Megace

Hello:I have not seen this addressed here in this forum , so I thought I would give it a shot. I have been on Meds for about 10 years. I have had some success - my CD4 usually were at around 300 or so and my VL used to hover around 25K. For the last...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...give yourself the best possible chance for the regimen to work and for you to avoid secondary or opportunistic infections.Both Marinol and Megace will help here. Drowsiness is a known side effect of Marinol, and you may help avoid morning... Read more »

Marinol

I was born with HIV, I'm 18 years old and weight 160 lbs. at 5'8".I am currently a bodybuilder and want to pack on 10-15 lbs. It's hard for me to force myself to eat. Can I ask my Dr. if I can take Marinol to increase weight and I also get depress...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...could evaluate the contribution of your HIV medications and clinical status to your complaints as well as discuss the marijuana/Marinol issue. KH Read more »

Why should I care???

Dear Doctor, I am a 41 yr old male who is HIV positive. I have no love life but work and I drink a lot and take HIV meds, Sustiva combivir Zoloft advair are the main meds besides vitamins. I vomited 3 times this evening and have been doing this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...is often helpful. There are a variety of variably effectice anti-nausea medications available (such as Compazine Reglan, or Marinol). Nausea is a big deal and clearly can interfere with a patient's interest/ability to continue taking HIV... Read more »

loss of appetite

what can a person do when their medicine has helped drop the viral load but has completely killed their appetite?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...or, if that's not possible, 2) start on a medication that increases appetite in some (but not all) people, such as Megace or Marinol. Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Nausea, vomiting, and anorexia (loss of appetite) often occur as side effects of starting or switching HIV drugs. For many people, nausea goes away by itself after a few weeks on the drugs. Other people require help from drugs called antiemetics... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Dronabinol (Marinol)

... droe-NAB-i-nol Brand Name: Marinol Other Name(s): THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol, delta9-THC Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Dronabinol, also Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...disease progression and death. Losing just 5% of body weight can have the same negative effects. Wasting is still a problem for people with AIDS, even people whose HIV is controlled by medications. Part of the weight lost during wasting is fat.... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
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Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
...myself lucky to live here in Thailand where I (at least) can have access to good doctors and hospitals for a fraction of what people in the west would have to pay. My doctor (a Frenchman) works for an NGO and works for free - he only has a... Read more »

is there anything i can do to gain weight with hiv

Posted by tracey, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever heard of juven, does it help people like us with hiv gain weight thanks Read more »

Marinol???

Posted by RayZ, 2 Replies
...Hello folks - Question for the group. I have a friend that has Marinol left over from bad times with HIV. She doesn't want to take any longer and asked if OK to sell. Any input? Appreciate your comments. Read more »

Marijuana for Medical Uses

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a Reaserch paper on Marijuana for Medical Uses, and I was wondering if I could get a poll (Anonymously of course) of the HIV/AIDS positive and negitive persons who would be willing to let me know what they think of using Marijuana for a... Read more »