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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 »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

IOM Finds Scientific Merit to Medical Marijuana

The Institute of Medicine has finally completed its review of evidence concerning marijuana potential benefits and risks for medical use. The Institute, or IOM, is a branch of the National Academy of Sciences. Its report comes in the aftermath of... Read more »
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Marinol and depression

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to answer my question I really appreciate it. I take 4 anti-depressant medications. Am diagnosed with major depressive disorder. My HIV Dr. prescribed Marinol for my nausea. Is it safe to take all these...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I'm not sure why you're taking 4 antidepressants. You might want to review that with your doctors to make sure that you really need all of them. If you can get by with one, that is certainly less complicated, safer, and less likely to... Read more »

Marinol+Sustivia+illegal drug testing

Dear Dr.At this time I am taking Sustivia, Combivir, Difulcan,Serzone, Xanax, and Marinol.My work place performsrandom drug testing. I am very worried about one or moreof these drugs giving me a false positive. Especiallythe Marinol and Sustivia. Am...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Dear Bob,If you are taking marinol, you will test postitive for marijuana. It is not a false positive - marinol is THC, the active component of pot, so it is what the test is looking for. If you have a doctor's letter, that may not be a... Read more »

marinol

I am fighting for custodyof my son,am prescribed marinol,norco,meloxocam. will this affect anything in that case? possitive test for pot....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Since Marinol contains one of the active compounds in marijuana, a drug test would likely turn up positive. A doctor's prescription usually makes this a non-issue from a legal perspective (regarding any confusion with marijuana).BY... Read more »

effects of marinol and xanax

I have HIV+ for 20 yrs. now, last July of '08 I started also taking Marinol and Xanax, after about two months I started having seizures about every three months. Could this be the cause? I also take Isentress, Truvada and Selzentry....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need a thorough neurologic workup related to new onset seizures. Xanax (alprazolam) can induce or alter seizure threshold so that is a possibility but a full history, physical, lab, EEG, and possibly imaging (such as CT or MRI) may be needed... 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 »

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 »

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 »