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Marinol Appetite How Long To Take Effect

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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 have NO appetite, not to mention the other beneficial effects it provides,... 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 a day before meals.
... Read more »

LOss of appetite

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have an extreme loss of appetite but my counts are good. I HAve no energy and am depressed! Any suggestions? Thanks! Read more »

long term side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It would be interesting to hear from anyone that has been on antivirals for a long time(more than 4 years continously)that have minimal or NO side effects. Physical(appearence wise as well as internal) IF anyone out there falls into this catagory... Read more »

long term side effects(lack of)

Posted by Anonymous
For women who have been on antivirals continuously for a while (more than four to five years)and have not had any side effects or minimal ones,could you please share your experiences. What you are taking, what you experienced(if it resolved while on... Read more »
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Losing weight and NO appetite

I am a 30-ish male, 6'3", 190 lbs (currently). I have been HIV+ for one year and am taking Crixivan and Combivir for nearly as long. I've had no serious side effects other than one bout with kidney stones. My viral load is...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Megace can indeed help your appetite, but it can also lower your testosterone level and add fat to your frame. In general it would be advisable to check testosterone levels, even if you are doing well, your testes may not be. Marinol is a great... 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 »

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...
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. If you don't mind the feeling, you can try increasing the dose. Before you try anabolic agents, you should... Read more »

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
Having a good appetite is important in your situation, to make sure that you do not lose weight, and give yourself the best possible chance for the regimen to work and for you to avoid secondary or opportunistic infections.Both Marinol and Megace... Read more »
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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 disease to receive, according to new federal guidelines. Manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim/Roxane Laboratories,... Read more »
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 known as Marinol, belongs to the class of drugs known as antiemetics. Antiemetics... Read more »
TheBody.com

Appetite Loss

Managing Gut Symptoms HIV & You Appetite Loss And, of course, many of the medicationsused to combat HIV can also cause a lossof appetite. A temporary loss of appetitemay not be cause for worry, but eatingvery little or not eating at all is... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Appetite Loss

Loss of interest in eating can come from many different medications, whether they directly suppress your appetite or create changes in your sense of smell and/or taste. It can also occur when medicines are causing nausea that makes the very thought... Read more »