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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 »

re:marinol

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Thanks for the replies. As far as smoking marijuana, I have tried it
once and it made me cough so much I actually threw up. I don't
smoke cigarettes. My friend said that the more I smoke the less
... 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 »

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 »

Vick's inhaler sharing - possible danger?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi... I know this will probably sound stupid, but last night I was at a bar and my friend offered me a Vick's menthol inhaler (you know, those white tube things you stick in your nose and inhale to clear it)..... I had a bit of a cold so I stuck it... Read more »
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can marinol help my appeitte?

Iam having a hard time getting and keeping a appetite I do smoke marijuana for an appetite beacuse i know for a fact it help's.My doctor doesn't think it would do me any good and she won't write me a script for marinol I believe it...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Both Megace and Marinol are FDA approved appetite stimulants. If youhave a poor appetite, and especially if your lack of appetite is leadingto weight loss, then it might be reasonable to try one of them. In myexperience, many patients have trouble... Read more »

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...
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 substitute and is not indicated for use in patients without wasting or nausea or vomiting. It is also very... Read more »

i need marinol help!

I have reacurring vomiting and the doctors cannot find anything wrong with me after many tests. i am not willing to take the drugs that are not natural in any aspect so i seek something natural - marinol. i already use cannibis for my naseua but...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Marinol is approved for patients with AIDS or cancer with chemotherapy related nausea/vomiting and/or wasting/weight loss. It is expensive (costs more than marijuana usually does) so insurance companies generally stick to the FDA indications and... Read more »

Marijuana versus Marinol

In recent debates over the use of marijuana versus marinol to help PWA's against wasting and other side effects such as naseua or diarrhea; what is your position on legalizing marijuana for medicinal porposes? Also are there any pros and cons...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I'm a child of the sixties...thus I favor both decriminalization of marijuana and availability of marijuana for medical purposes. We need more studies though on the use of medical marijuana as little has been done so far. I do have some... Read more »
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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 »
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 »