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Effects Of 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 »

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Marinol

Posted by slitter028, 2 Replies
...like to quit smoking everything, weed and cigs, but without weed i would have NO appetite, not to mention the other beneficial effects it provides, as those of you that smoke or use marinol well know. I'm just looking for some feedback on it... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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 a day before meals. Sometimes it makes me feel... Read more »

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...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 »

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Posted by mml, 3 Replies
...question, my cd4 is 227 and my vload is 17000. my doctor is putting me on Truvada and Sustiva I only weigh 120 one of the side effects is loss of appetite. and every thing i can find about both of these drugs has a list of never ending side... Read more »