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Medical Uses For Marinol

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AIDS InfoNet

Marijuana

...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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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 stimulation....
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 Read more »

Marinol

I was born with HIV, I'm 18 years old and weight 160 lbs. at 5'8".I am currently a bodybuilder and want to pack on 10-15 lbs. It's hard for me to force myself to eat. Can I ask my Dr. if I can take Marinol to increase weight and I also get depress...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...could evaluate the contribution of your HIV medications and clinical status to your complaints as well as discuss the marijuana/Marinol issue. KH 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 »

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 problems Read more »
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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 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 »
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 »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...Information Contact an AIDS info Health Information Specialist at 1-800-448-0440 or http://aidsinfo.nih.gov . See your doctor for medical advice. This information is based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Guidelines for... Read more »
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is there anything i can do to gain weight with hiv

Posted by tracey, 2 Replies
has anyone ever heard of juven, does it help people like us with hiv gain weight thanks Read more »

Marijuana for Medical Uses

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am doing a Reaserch paper on Marijuana for Medical Uses, and I was wondering if I could get a poll (Anonymously of course) of the HIV/AIDS positive and negitive persons who would 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 »

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 Read more »