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Giving Marinol To Cancer Patients

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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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appetite enhancer for a cancer patient

Hello. I know 2 people who are struggling to maintain their weight because of their fight with cancer. Neither have an appetite and they are both losing their taste buds. Can you reccomend prescription or alternative methods to enhance appetite and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...HIV/AIDS patients-- they also work well in patients with cancer. Megestrol (Megase) is a steroid (usually elixir) and dronnabinol (Marinol) the active molecule in marijuana both have worked very well in my HIV patients with difficulty with their... Read more »

marinol

I was given marinol twice daily but what is best time to take? just before breakfast and dinner or 15 to 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner?Thank you
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no absolute best answer since absorption rate and effect can vary from person to person. The goal is often to either stimulate appetite or decrease nausea so experimenting with timing in the range of 30 minutes to right before meal is often... Read more »

Therapy and Marijuana

Dear Dr.I have heard conflicting stories regarding smoking marijuana while on HCV Interferon treatment. Does it have any effect on the treatment and if so, how? I also want to thank you for being available to people.
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Therapy,Some of my patients have tried marijuana and or marinol, which is the legal pill form used for appetite in HIV and Cancer patients. They generally like it. I have no trouble with my patients using it, as long as it does not hurt... Read more »

ANY HELP APPRECIATED!!!

i was recently diagnoised in september of last year and was devastated !!!cd4-44 viral load 280,000 and was put on meds by my doctor kaletra,viread,combvir,bactrum and experienced nasea,and diarea,and ocasional vomiting i now have been ...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...something continuous such as Marinol (dronabinol) has been very effective in some of my patients. Marinol has been used heavily in cancer patients on chemotherapy who have nausea/vomiting, so I'm not terribly surprised it works well with... Read more »
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Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...provider, before they experience any symptoms. How Is PCP Treated? For many years, antibiotics were used to prevent PCP in cancer patients with weakened immune systems. In 1985 a small study showed that these drugs would also prevent PCP... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer... 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 »
The Well Project

Cancers

Table of Contents What is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Conclusion What is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells that can interfere with normal body functions.... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... 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 »

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 »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »