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Side Effects Of Marinol

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Appetitie stimulants

What is the most effect,least harmful and rapid results of lean muscle mass wt gain appetite stimulant being used today for patients with HIV? I know Megace has a number of side effects that make it a poor candidate. What else is out there?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Appetite,Gaing lean muscle mass and appetite stimulation are different things. If you want appetite stimulation without the Megace side effects, Marinol, synthetic marijuana is a good try. It too, though, has side effects, like it can make some... Read more »

Marinol and Megace

Hello:I have not seen this addressed here in this forum , so I thought I would give it a shot. I... Read more »

Side effects of Atripla

Is loosing weight one of the potential side effects of atripla? I force myself to eat alot and yet... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Marinol Restrictions Eased

...shown in clinical trials to be significantly more effective in stimulating appetite than placebo. The most commonly reported side effects from Marinol include elation, dizziness, confusion, drowsiness and other symptoms affecting the central... Read more »

An Overview of Dronabinol (Marinol)

...--> Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, dronabinol may cause some unwanted effects. Serious side effects of this... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...taken with an empty stomach, or with a meal. It can be difficult for some people with AIDS to eat when they're hungry. Drug side effects such as nausea, changes in the sense of taste, or tingling around the mouth also decrease appetite.... Read more »
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A little worried

Posted by mml, 3 Replies
...question, my cd4 is 227 and my vload is 17000. my doctor is putting me on Truvada and Sustiva I only weigh 120 one of the side effects is loss of appetite. and every thing i can find about both of these drugs has a list of never ending side... Read more »

Advice on eating please.

Posted by Billy_G, 9 Replies
...had to undergo an operation recently leaving him very weak and EXTREMELY wasted away. Our Dr also changed his cocktail and the side effects are making it difficult to get him to eat properly. Basically, can anybody give me some advice as to... Read more »


Posted by franfrog, 5 Replies
Why does it seem that I have not been able to sleep lately? I have had to take my ambien for a week straight and last night I decided not to, well.......I was up so much and everytime I do not take the ambien(which was maybe 2 or 3 times in the... Read more »

sustiva side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...been on the drug for 4 weeks and still wake up daily feeling high, i have had to take a leave of abscence from work due to the side effedts, i want to try to hang in there, but need to know for how long...most people/docs say the side effedts... Read more »