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Do I Need To Take Marinol

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effects of marinol and xanax

I have HIV+ for 20 yrs. now, last July of '08 I started also taking Marinol and Xanax, after about two months I started having seizures about every three months. Could this be the cause? I also take Isentress, Truvada and Selzentry.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need a thorough neurologic workup related to new onset seizures. Xanax (alprazolam) can induce or alter seizure threshold so that is a possibility but a full history, physical, lab, EEG, and possibly imaging (such as CT or MRI) may be needed... Read more »

Marijuana versus Marinol

In recent debates over the use of marijuana versus marinol to help PWA's against wasting and other... Read more »

Marinol for nausea

In response to you answer about contolling nausea, I'd like to add my experience. When I started... Read more »
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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 Project Los Angeles

Marinol Restrictions Eased

...Marinol, a medication used to stimulate appetite and cope with nausea, will soon become easier and more convenient for people with HIV Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Marijuana

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...mentioned above. Reducing nausea and vomiting helps increase food intake. Also, appetite stimulants including Megace and Marinol have been used. Megace, unfortunately, is associated with increases in body fat. Marinol (dronabinol) is... Read more »
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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 »

Marinol

Posted by slitter028, 2 Replies
...I'm thinking about asking my doc for marinol....I am honest with her about smoking weed, and i would like to quit smoking everything, weed and cigs, but without weed i would Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Since my appetite has decreased my Doctor has given me a script for Marinol. It does increase my appetite but I can't control the effects it has on me. I take 2.5 mg three times Read more »

re:marinol

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Thanks for the replies. As far as smoking marijuana, I have tried it once and it made me cough so much I actually threw up. I don't smoke cigarettes. My friend said that the more I smoke the less ... Read more »