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The Active Ingredients In Marinol

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Marijuana

...patients taking chemotherapy treatment for cancer. It reduces muscle spasms in people with nerve 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 marijuana. Fifteen states and Washington, D.C., have passed "medical marijuana" laws that permit limited use...
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appetite aid

What would help an elderly man who doesn't have hardly any appetite?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...other clinical issue. Some doctors prescribe Remeron (an antidepressant) since its main side effect if appetite increase. Also, Marinol , a pharmaceutical product that has the main active ingredient of marijuana -THC, is prescribed to increase... Read more »

Weight Gain in Cancer & HIV Patients.

I've noticed that there have been several others who have asked the question of how to gain/regain weight due to their HIV status. I, however, have both HIV and Cancer which has lowered my CD4 count. Even though I am undectectable, I am still...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...nandrolone or Oxandrin, both anabolic steroids. These two products can only be used in non androgen dependent cancers, however.Marinol is a prescription drug that has the active ingredient of marijuana (DHT). It is approved for cancer related... Read more »

Can a drug test differentiate between Marinol and the real thing?

Hi Dr...i was wondering if a patient has a prescription for marinol and also uses marijuana, will/can a drug test be able to tell that you've actually smoked marijuana even tho you're using marinol? This is important to be because of work-related....
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...Marinol contains delta 9 THC, the main active ingredient in marijuana. Marijuana usually also contains a bunch of closely related compounds, Read more »

will marijuana effect abacivir or combivir?

i'm a healthy 20 year old hiv infected male who enjoys smoking marijuana. Due to its illegal nature i have a problem asking my military tricare doctor its effect on my current medication(abacivir and combivir) is marijuana that bad for an infected...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...medicinal marijuana is legal in several states (including ours, Colorado); as is a pill form of the active ingredient of marijuana (Marinol). -BYBenjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D. Read more »
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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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Medical Marijuana

...individual experience rather than data from studies. A synthetic form of the most active ingredient in marijuana, called dronabinol (Marinol), is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is available by prescription for treating... 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 »
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Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...used for over 2,000 years. During the Middle Ages, the seed of the milk thistle was commonly used to treat liver diseases. The active ingredients of milk thistle are chemicals called flavonoids. The flavonoids in milk thistle are silybin,... 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 »

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 »

active duty looking to chat

Posted by pozinservice, 2 Replies
...been poz for four years; on active duty and looking for people to chat w/. would love to find someone that understands what it's like to be poz and on active duty. Read more »

Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »