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Marinol And Megace

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Marinol and Megace

Hello:I have not seen this addressed here in this forum , so I thought I would give it a shot. I have been on Meds for about 10 years. I have had some success - my CD4 usually were at around 300 or so and my VL used to hover around 25K. For the last...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...give yourself the best possible chance for the regimen to work and for you to avoid secondary or opportunistic infections.Both Marinol and Megace will help here. Drowsiness is a known side effect of Marinol, and you may help avoid morning... Read more »

Marinol vs. Megace

i just had a visit. CD4 count is 180 and viral load is less than 400.I am horrified at losing... Read more »

megace to gain weight

i am a healthy person weighing 80 but height 6 feet so i want to use megace to gain body weight... Read more »
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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 »
Treatment Action Group

Mother Pataki's Cupboard: AIDS Therapeutics Omitted from the NY State ADAP Formulary as of 1/96:

...Roferon erythropoietin (EPO) Procrit, Epogen G-CSF Neupogen GM-CSF Leukine IVIG for adults Gamimune, Sandoglobulin dronabinol Marinol megestrol acetate Megace sandostatin Sandostatin nutritional supplements Etdich, Ensure, Sustecal ... 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 »
InfoRed SIDA

El Desgaste de SIDA

...náusea y el vómito puede aumentar la consumición de comida. También se han usado estimulantes del apetito incluso Megace y Marinol (Dronabinol). Desgraciadamente Megace es asociado con aumentos de grasa en el cuerpo. Marinol se usa a... Read more »
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Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »

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 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 »