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Marinol And Aids

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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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Marinol

I was diagnosed in 99 as HIV+. I have smoked marijuana (god it kills me to say this), but i've smoked marijuana for some 24 years now...before i was diagnosed it was purely recreational, now it's more for the nausea control and appetite stimulation....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Marinol is sometimes prescribed for nausea/vomiting related to taking HIV medications. It generally not prescribed simply as a marijuana Read more »

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
...lab, EEG, and possibly imaging (such as CT or MRI) may be needed depending on findings after initial assessment. Your current HIV regimen would seem unlikely to be the direct cause of the new seizures. KH Read more »

POSITIVE URINE TEST

Is there any known HIV/AIDS medication that can drop you positive for TCH, I think I heard that sustiva will give you a positive drop for thc is there anything else..
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Sustiva (efavirenz) is the only antiretroviral drug that can often cause a false + urine test for marijuana ot THC. Prescription marinol can also cause a positive test. KH Read more »

Improving food intake in AIDS patients

How can i improve the food intake in AIDS patients
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...stomach side effects of antiretrovirals, treating any GI conditions that are causing symptoms, increasing appetite with drugs like Marinol, getting help from a nutritionist/dietician in the clinic all can help some patients improve their... 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 »
The Well Project

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

...(including over-the-counter, prescription, street drugs, and herbs), even if you only use them occasionally. Megace (a hormone) and Marinol (a synthetic version of marijuana) may increase appetite. Marijuana may be effective for nausea and... 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 »
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 »
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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 »

weed

Posted by obione_kanobi, 4 Replies
is it true that smoking weed can mess with the medication i have just started takin i dont drink acohol and weed is my only vice i need to know if smoking this will interfear with my meds as i will stop if this is the case can enyone answer this... 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 »

General questions

Posted by movingon, 3 Replies
hey all, its lostnscared again. I have a few questions about a few general things. After being diagnosed , i quit coffee. But recently i started getting heade aches, i think from withdrawel, so the past few days i have been having one coffee in... Read more »