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Taking Marinol When You're Hiv Positive

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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

... What Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: You can get love and support to help you deal with your health. You can keep your close friends and loved ones
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effects of marinol and xanax

I have HIV+ for 20 yrs. now, last July of '08 I started also taking Marinol and Xanax, after about two months I started having seizures about every three months. Could this be the cause? I also take Isentress, Truvada and Selzentry.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...lab, EEG, and possibly imaging (such as CT or MRI) may be needed depending on findings after initial assessment. Your current HIV regimen would seem unlikely to be the direct cause of the new seizures. KH Read more »

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 »

Marinol+Sustivia+illegal drug testing

Dear Dr.At this time I am taking Sustivia, Combivir, Difulcan,Serzone, Xanax, and Marinol.My work place performsrandom drug testing. I am very worried about one or moreof these drugs giving me a false positive. Especiallythe Marinol and Sustivia. Am...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...Dear Bob,If you are taking marinol, you will test postitive for marijuana. It is not a false positive - marinol is THC, the active component of pot, so it is what 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

...effect. If they continue or get worse, it may be a sign that you have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis ... 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 »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Dronabinol (Marinol)

...class of drugs known as antiemetics. Antiemetics prevent nausea and vomiting. Dronabinol is also an appetite stimulant. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Dronabinol was approved by the FDA on December 23, 1992, for the treatment of AIDS-related anorexia... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

my name is chuck...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...positive for quite some time. currently the meds i am taking is norvir, invarase, videx, zerit, bactrim, and marinol. after 10 weeks of treatment and lots of trips to the bathroom my counts are... Read more »