How Long Does Marinol Stay In Your System

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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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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 »

Any kind of med that makes me want to eat

I seem to go through period's when I can't eat enough foodit seem's like I'm alway's hungry,then I go through time's when food--just the smeel of food makes me want to throw upand just get sick,then sometimes I'm really hungry and I just don't want...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...I would try may help the nausea and stimulate your appetite. Most people who fail to improve with marinol seem not to try it long enough Read more »

Therapy and Marijuana

Dear Dr.I have heard conflicting stories regarding smoking marijuana while on HCV Interferon treatment. Does it have any effect on the treatment and if so, how? I also want to thank you for being available to people.
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Therapy,Some of my patients have tried marijuana and or marinol, which is the legal pill form used for appetite in HIV and Cancer patients. They generally like it. I have no trouble with my Read more »

ITP, etc. Person Again

Hello doctor, This is my third letter to you, I am sure you remember me. I wanted to let you know how things went with me as far as my meds and the blood results. I also wanted to clear things up, or at least try to. So, according to the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Most patients in my practice who have used marinol have only experienced side effects (feeling spacy, doped up, etc.) and have not had weight gain. Those who ingest or smoke marijuana 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...AIDS developed severe dementia. Strong antiretroviral medications (ARVs) have cut the rate of serious dementia. However, with longer survival, more people with AIDS are living with milder neurologic problems. These are estimated to affect 40% to... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...short time. However, they may be the best choice for someone with a very sore or dry mouth. Rinses are held in the mouth for as long as possible and should be swilled around and then swallowed. They are used at least four times a day and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...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 »