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Taking Both Marinol And Megace At The Same Time

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Wasting Syndrome

...treatment usually leads to healthy weight gain. Treatments for wasting deal with each of the causes 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 sometimes used to increase appetite. It is a synthetic form of a substance found in marijuana. Medications...
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Marinol and Megace

Hello:I have not seen this addressed here in this forum , so I thought I would give it a shot. I have been on Meds for about 10 years. I have had some success - my CD4 usually were at around 300 or so and my VL used to hover around 25K. For the last...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...the best possible chance for the regimen to work and for you to avoid secondary or opportunistic infections.Both Marinol and Megace will help here. Drowsiness is a known side effect of Marinol, and you may help avoid morning drowsiness by taking... Read more »

71 year old father has completely lost his appetite

My father has mantle cell lymphoma and was recently diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. He has been in and out of the hospital a lot lately. His appetite is completely gone. He wants to eat but once he takes a bite of something, his stomach...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...am sorry that your dad is going through this difficult time.Without knowing what type of myelodysplastic syndrome to be sure, Megace may help. I usually do not suggest this product since patients gain mostly fat, but it may be helpful in the case... Read more »

can marinol help my appeitte?

Iam having a hard time getting and keeping a appetite I do smoke marijuana for an appetite beacuse i know for a fact it help's.My doctor doesn't think it would do me any good and she won't write me a script for marinol I believe it will help me...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...Both Megace and Marinol are FDA approved appetite stimulants. If youhave a poor appetite, and especially if your lack of appetite is leadingto Read more »

How long?

Hi there,My aunt has been sick for over a year (diarrhea, vomiting, flu-like symptoms), but we never thought that she was HIV+. She retired from her job in June 2007 and moved to Florida. Since then her condition has rapidly deteriorated and now...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...provide the vitamins and nutrients her body will need during recovery. Appetite stimulants can be tried such as, periactin, marinol (especially if nausea is present), or megace (but only for short-term use due to possible hormonal side effects).... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...you are taking (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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Marijuana

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

Part A: Nucleoside and Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) (Nukes) Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) (Non-Nukes) Part B: Combination Therapy,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Adherence

...will multiply faster and your HIV disease will probably get worse. See Fact Sheet 126 for more information on resistance. Sometimes, when HIV becomes resistant to a drug you are taking, it will also be resistant to other ARVs -- even if you... Read more »
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