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What is the definition or description of: Marinol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Marinol allergy?

Marinol allergy?: Marinol (Dronabinol) is a synthetic canabinoid / orexigenic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/marinol. Html ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Do doctors prescribe dronabinol?

Do doctors prescribe dronabinol?

Some: Dronabinol is used for a variety of reasons - some for chronic pain, some for nausea, etc. It depends on the patient and the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is that dronabinol is legal but marijuana itself is not?

How is that dronabinol is legal but marijuana itself is not?

Our laws: I agree with you - it makes no sense. That's due to the laws passed by our national leaders in washington. ...Read more

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What is the deal with dronabinol? How is it used?

What is the deal with dronabinol? How is it used?

Dronabinol: Also called marinol, is a thc cannabinoid in pure form, has low risk for addiction, is used for anorexia in aids & to treat refractory nausea/vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can you get off marinol/dronabinol?

Can you get off marinol/dronabinol?

Yes: As far as I know, there is no physical dependence, similar to how there is no physical dependence to marijuana. However, if you used it to self medicate for anxiety, for example, your anxiety will unmask when you stop the medication, which might look like withdrawal. ...Read more

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Where can you get the prescription for dronabinol filled?

Where can you get the prescription for dronabinol filled?

At the pharmacy: This medication is not the same as marijuana, although it produces some of the same effects such as increased appetite. Officially, it can be prescribed for cancer related weight loss, and intractable nausea. The medication is a controlled substance. ...Read more

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Can you get dronabinol in asia at present time?

Dronabinol: Also called marinol, is a thc cannabinoid in pure form, has low risk for addiction, is used for anorexia in aids & to treat refractory nausea/vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Is available in usa & germany. ...Read more

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Where can I find some dronabinol, marinol?

At the pharmacy: This medication is not the same as marijuana, although it produces some of the same effects such as increased appetite. Officially, it can be prescribed for cancer related weight loss, and intractable nausea. The medication is a controlled substance. ...Read more

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How long does it take the side effects of Dronabinol to wear off once the medication is stopped?

How long does it take the side effects of Dronabinol to wear off once the medication is stopped?

Few days to wear off: This really depends on the patient and their liver and kidney function. The liver breaks it down and the kidney helps to eliminate Dronabinol. It can take between 1 to 3 days for Dronabinol to be completely eliminated from the body. If dizziness is a problem please remember to rise or sit slowly to lessen dizziness! ...Read more

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I'm thinking of trying marinol (dronabinol) for depression, do you think this is a good idea?

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I'm thinking of trying marinol (dronabinol) for depression, do you think this is a good idea?

Think broader: There are many other options for treating depression. The value of seeing a doctor is that you will have a chance to think about more options. Why limit yourself to one possibility? ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Dronabinol (Definition)

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Marinol (Definition)

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