Marinol And The Liver

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the most important organs
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No appetite!!!

I am HIV poz for 8 yrs and on Truvada and Viramune for 7 months. I only crave sweets and healthy food makes me sick. I take anti- nausea pills and I take the appetite stimulant Marinol. Some times pot to but nothing. I am 5ft 9 weigh 135. My doctor...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...something you would like. You may also want to talk to your doctor about using Oxandrin for weight gain but make sure that your liver enzymes are monitored every two months or so while on it. Have your doctor check your testosterone levels and... Read more »

appetite aid

What would help an elderly man who doesn't have hardly any appetite?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...other clinical issue. Some doctors prescribe Remeron (an antidepressant) since its main side effect if appetite increase. Also, Marinol , a pharmaceutical product that has the main active ingredient of marijuana -THC, is prescribed to increase... Read more »

Partying like a rock star

Hello Dr. Bob,Do you ever go on speaking tours? I know that there are many of us out here in cyberland who have come to rely on your advice and kind words. You should take your show on the road! Two years ago after an ill advised unsupervised drug...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation getting reacquainted with them very soon if you don't knock off the booze. Will it hurt your liver? Yep. And you need your liver to metabolize your HIV drugs among many other reasons. 5.Oxandrin, either 10 mg once per day or twice per day as... 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 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...thistle." It has been used for over 2,000 years. During the Middle Ages, the seed of the milk thistle was commonly used to treat liver diseases. The active ingredients of milk thistle are chemicals called flavonoids. The flavonoids in milk... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver and liver failure, which can be fatal. Many cases of hepatitis aren't treated because people either don't feel... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection... Read more »
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Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply - once a day Lamivudine 150 mg - twice a day Stavudine 30 mg - twice a day After another blood test to make sure that my liver and kidney functions are OK which they are - yesterday my doctor increased the dosage of Nevirapine from once to... 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 »


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 »

The treatment information of Liver diseases

Posted by wang
... I am the administrator of the forum which provides discussion to patients with liver diseases (hepatitis c, fatty liver, liver cancer, liver cirrhosis, and NASH liver). You can get much useful information about Read more »
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