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Giving Marinol To Cancer Patients

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i need marinol help!

I have reacurring vomiting and the doctors cannot find anything wrong with me after many tests. i am not willing to take the drugs that are not natural in any aspect so i seek something natural - marinol. i already use cannibis for my naseua but...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Marinol is approved for patients with AIDS or cancer with chemotherapy related nausea/vomiting and/or wasting/weight loss. It is expensive (costs more than marijuana usually does) so insurance companies generally stick to the FDA indications and... Read more »

Pain Management Marinol?

Sir,I have read the forums. I really haven't found a definitive answer and I will certainly... Read more »

Can a drug test differentiate between Marinol and the real thing?

Hi Dr...i was wondering if a patient has a prescription for marinol and also uses marijuana,... Read more »
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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 disease to receive, according to new federal guidelines. Manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim/Roxane Laboratories,... 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 known as Marinol, belongs to the class of drugs known as antiemetics. Antiemetics... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kaiser Study Finds Higher Cancer Risk for HIV Patients

People with HIV have a higher risk of developing certain cancers than do uninfected individuals -- and the weaker their immune system, the more vulnerable they are to cancer, a large study of Kaiser Permanente members shows. Researchers have long... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Personal Perspective -- The Good Patient: Fighting Anal Cancer

Five years ago, at age 50, my doctor suggested Iget an anal Pap smear. "What's that?" I asked.She told me it was a test for precancerouslesions caused by HPV (human papillomavirus),and that any gay man with HIV should have onedone on a regular... Read more »
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marinol

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 a day before meals.
... Read more »

Which 3 states gives best HIV treatment to poor

Posted by Anonymous
My son want to leave massachusetts. They give grea6t care to HIV patients and medical coverage run by the state. Which other states in the the midatlantic or southeast also are known for the best care for the poor. He doesnt like to work alot. Read more »

hiv risk from unprotected oral (giving MSM)

Posted by anxious66, 5 Replies
Hi guys, just wanted to know

I gave a guy i know head who said he was 'clean'. he didn't ejaculate and i'm pretty sure there was no precum. the whole thing lasted under a minute.

now about a week later, i am worried i have developed ars symptoms.... Read more »

Feel like giving up

Posted by dj1979, 10 Replies
Does anyone ever just feel like giving up? By giving up, I don't mean suicide - I mean stop taking meds, stop getting treatment, etc. Let nature take its course, so to speak.

My life sucks right now, and doesn't seem to be getting any better, nor... Read more »