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Medical Use Of Thc In Marinol

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AIDS InfoNet


...different cultures. These include reducing pain and increasing appetite. Marijuana contains chemicals called cannabinoids. The best known is tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. The marijuana "high" is mainly due to THC. Marijuana was used medically in the U.S. until the late 1930s. Then there were claims of "reefer madness." Supposedly, marijuana caused crime, violence, insanity, and death. In 1970, U.S. drug law classified marijuana as having a...
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Is there any known HIV/AIDS medication that can drop you positive for TCH, I think I heard that sustiva will give you a positive drop for thc is there anything else..
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Sustiva (efavirenz) is the only antiretroviral drug that can often cause a false + urine test for marijuana ot THC. Prescription marinol can also cause a positive test. KH Read more »

I need my pot

Hello Dr. Fawcett. I have smoked marijuana daily for years. I use it to help my appetite and it literally saved my life in the past when I was very sick and couldn't eat. I now use it to cope with anxiety, it helps me to relax and it helps me...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
...Marijuana is widely recognized for its medical benefits, especially to stimulate appetite and relieve pain and nausea. It has been a great help to many but, as you note, there Read more »

thc/pot/Marinol and heart attack risk

Several months ago I saw and read a few reports on the possible risk of heart attack with the use of pot. Baby-boomers were having problems if they had been using pot since their halcyon days. Since some of our meds cause lipid increases and risk...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of any specific data on that issue. Marinol is commonly used in the setting of HIV infection to either stimulate the appetite or combat medication related nausea. If the Read more »

Losing appetite

I have been on HIV medication since 2004, my biggest problem since I started medication is loss of appetite. I try as much as possible to force myself to eat but I end up having nausea, then I am forced to stop eating in the middle of the meal. The...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Breathe deeply using your belly muscles5- Talk to your doctors about what meds may be causing nausea6- Some doctors prescribe Marinol (which has THC, the active compound in marijuana that improves nausea and appetite)7- Some people may have zinc... Read more »

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 Read more »
Project Inform

Medical Marijuana

...Complications Impact on Hormones Impact on Mental Status Impact on Appetite Oral THC vs. Marijuana Other Possible Uses for Medical Marijuana The Future of Medical Marijuana Buying and Access The Bottom Line Introduction ... 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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...the legalization of marijuana. It reduces nausea and stimulates the appetite. In the late 1990s, several states legalized the medical use of marijuana. See Fact Sheet 731 for more information on marijuana. Treating diarrhea and opportunistic... Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... 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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...opinions. I have done some research (web search, treatment alternatives, etc.). Am currently taking Marinol and it does increase my hunger, but it doesn't give me the "buzz" that ... Read more »


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 »