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Marinol Reviews

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AIDS InfoNet


...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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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, Read more »

can't eat

my brother is in the final stages of aids, and has many ois. the aids meds work however he can't take them due to nausea. any sugestions on what may help?
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center used to treat nausea- Phenergan, Tigan, Kytril, Zofran, Marinol and smoking marijuana. Again, I think it is important to review these options with your brother's health care provider. Read more »

Why should I care???

Dear Doctor, I am a 41 yr old male who is HIV positive. I have no love life but work and I drink a lot and take HIV meds, Sustiva combivir Zoloft advair are the main meds besides vitamins. I vomited 3 times this evening and have been doing this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine often helpful. There are a variety of variably effectice anti-nausea medications available (such as Compazine Reglan, or Marinol). Nausea is a big deal and clearly can interfere with a patient's interest/ability to continue taking HIV... Read more »


Doctor, I am +, T cells of 570 viral load under 47,000. I am not on any antiviral meds my testosterone was like 270. My doctor gave me Andogel to help with my energy but has done nothing but make me very aggitated. If I continue Androgel will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...symptoms. Talk to your HIV specialist. The cause of HIV-related fatigue often turns out to be multifactorial in nature. You can review detailed information about the common causes of HIV-related fatigue in the archives of this forum.Good luck,... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Marinol Restrictions Eased

...high psychological dependence. According to Boehringer Ingelheim/Roxane Laboratories, the rescheduling is due to a "thorough review of the abuse potential of this agent. The review found that Marinol's lower abuse, addiction, and diversion... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...mentioned above. Reducing nausea and vomiting helps increase food intake. Also, appetite stimulants including Megace and Marinol have been used. Megace, unfortunately, is associated with increases in body fat. Marinol (dronabinol) is... 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 »
The Well Project

Drug Approval: Moving Drugs From the Laboratory to the Pharmacy

...clinical trials. These include the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Data Safety and Management Board (DSMB). The IRB reviews the study plan and the informed consent paperwork before the study can begin enrolling volunteers at a... Read more »
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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 »

HIV/AIDS Year in Review: Looking Back on 2010

Posted by bartleby
...So much has happened this past year. We're rolling out end-of-the-year reviews . So check it out! You'll find: Top HIV/AIDS Clinical Developments of 2010 The Buzz Factor: Most Talked-About Stories on Read more »


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 Read more »