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Marinol Pro And Cons

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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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Pro's and Cons

What are the pros and cos of taking kaletra and truvada combination. This is my 3rd year on meds. Im not sure if should change to something different. Any advice is appreciated. my CD4 is in the 700 and Undet.Thanks
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Truvada and Kaletra has been an excellent combination used by many people for years. The "pros" are a combination with a proven track record, 2 combination pills which makes it easier to be adherent, a combination with 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 »

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
...medical purposes. We need more studies though on the use of medical marijuana as little has been done so far. I do have some problems with smoking pot in terms of possible lung effects, impurities and toxins. Marinol is the best legal... Read more »

puedo pedir marinol a mi doctor

Llevo 15 aos con tratamiento,4Norvit100cada12h ,2nvirase200 cada 12 h, epivir300 uno cada dia ,uno cada dia viread300, siempre que asisto al medico le comento que no tengo apetito pero no me manda nada.Podria tomar Marinol?.Es cierto que la hormona...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
...tratamiento(no se sus CD4 ni su carga viral).De todas maneras si su peso esta estable no hay necesidad de suplemento de la magnitud de Marinol u hormona de crecimiento. Si este no es el caso y se nota una perdida de peso asociado a los... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness and fever. Wasting is linked to disease progression and death. Losing just 5% of body weight can have the same negative effects. Wasting is still a problem for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Selling Your Life Insurance

...Sell My Life Insurance Policy? What Are the Criteria for Buying a Policy? How Much Will I Get? What Are My Options? Pro ... ... and Con How Do I Choose a Company to Buy My Policy? The Bottom Line NOTE: The sale of life insurance... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Amprenavir (Agenerase)

...amprenavir was discontinued in October 2007. It is being replaced by fosamprenavir (see Fact Sheet 448 ). Fosamprenavir is a pro-drug of amprenavir. This means that when fosamprenavir is taken, it is broken down to produce amprenavir. 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 »
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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 »

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Marinol

Posted by slitter028, 2 Replies
...smoking everything, weed and cigs, but without weed i would have NO appetite, not to mention the other beneficial effects it provides, as those of you that smoke or use marinol well know. I'm just looking for some feedback on it and how well it... Read more »

PCR vs PRO DNA?

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
...test), the PCR test is not needed. My doctor in my area is trying to put my mind at ease, and is now requesting me to take the PRO DNA test. According to him, this test is to test for HIV infection on new born babies. How does this 2 test... Read more »