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Wasting Syndrome

...treatment usually leads to healthy weight gain. Treatments for wasting deal with each of the causes 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 sometimes used to increase appetite. It is a synthetic form of a substance found in marijuana. Medications...
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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 »


I am currently taking Agenerase 150mg 5 capsules 2 times a day, Norvir 100mg 1 cap 2 times a day, Zerit 40mg 1 cap 2 times a day, Videx 400mg 1 cap 1 a day, Ibuprofen 600mg 1 caplet 3 times a day,Lipitor 10mn 1 tab 1 a day, Zyrtec 10mg 1 tab 1 a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
the D4T and ddI would likely be contributing to your neuropathy. You should be seen be an HIV experienced neurologist. Switching off the D drugs might provide some benefit or at least slow down the process (abacavir, tenofovir, AZT and 3TC are... Read more »

Weight Loss; Marinol or Steroids?

doctor prescribed Marinol 2.5mg (1 capsule) for my weight loss (from 165 lbs. to 140 lbs. since January of this year). He told me that it would stimulate my appetite so that I might eat more and gain weight. I'm afraid that I haven't really noticed...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Marinol is synthetic marijuana, it does give some people a little buzz like smoking a joint. It is supposed to give you an appetite. 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, will/can a drug test be able to tell that you've actually smoked marijuana even tho you're using marinol? This is important to be because of work-related....
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...Marinol contains delta 9 THC, the main active ingredient in marijuana. Marijuana usually also contains a bunch of closely related compounds, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...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 »
The Well Project

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

...over-the-counter products such as Citrucel or Metamucil Probiotics or "good" bacteria like lactobacillus (found in yogurt and acidophilus capsules) may help improve your intestinal environment Drink lots of water Eat high-fiber foods (whole... Read more »
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Tipranavir (Aptivus)

...other protease inhibitors. How Is It Taken? Tipranavir is taken by mouth as a gel capsule. The normal adult dose is 500 milligrams (mg) two times a day. The tablets are 250 mg, so you will take 2 tablets at a time. Each dose includes two 250... Read more »
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Nelfinavir (Viracept)

...Taken? Nelfinavir is taken by mouth as a capsule. It should be taken with a meal or a light snack. The original dose was 750 milligrams (mg) three times a day. Using 250 mg capsules, this meant taking 3 capsules at a time. Late in 1999, the... Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »


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 »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »


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 »