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Dr. Gena Kluwe
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Marinol (Overview)

Marinol is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What are the effects of marinol?

What are the effects of marinol?

Appetite help: This is a compound that uses an ingredient found in marijuana. It is used for appetite and nausea control. For some it works well and others not so much. I has less CNS side effect for most people when compared to the parent compound. ...Read more

Dr. Gena Kluwe
41 doctors shared insights

Marinol (Overview)

Marinol is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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When is the drug marinol used?

When is the drug marinol used?

For appetite: This is a drug related to marijuana. It is used to help with appetite stimulation. Some other related drugs are used for nausea control. ...Read more

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Can I be prescribed marinol if im a minor (under 18) in florida?

Can I be prescribed marinol if im a minor (under 18) in florida?

Doubtful: Unless you have a legitimate medical condition, it would be unlikely that you could get a prescription for marinol. This, of course, is if you go to an ethical doctor. Unfortunately, there are too many doctors (many seem to be located in florida) that will prescribe any medication for anyone as long as they are willing to pay. The good news is that the dea is closing these practices down! ...Read more

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I have been treated for fibromyalgia and degenerative joint and disc disease for years. Is marinol effective for chronic pain? I am very leery of opioids.

I have been treated for fibromyalgia and degenerative joint and disc disease for years. Is marinol effective for chronic pain? I am very leery of opioids.

Marinol: Marinol seems to help more with nausea & stimulating appetite, than with chronic pain. People with cancer or other illnesses who have lost their appetites and have lost too much weight benefit from this. It's nothing like opiates for pain control. Many medicines and treatments can work better for fibromyalgia than opiates. I hope you and your physicians can find a helpful regimen for you! ...Read more

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Have total digestive tract paralysis & malabsorption. Marinol takes 6+hrs to work if at all. Can i chew before i swallow it?

Have total digestive tract paralysis & malabsorption. Marinol takes 6+hrs to work if at all. Can i chew before i swallow it?

See your doctor firs: Paralysis of the GI tract is not likely to respond well to marinol. You need a doctor to first find the cause and then prescribe the appropriate medication. Marinol is only approved to treat nausea due to chemotherapy, where it does help but there are many other good anti-nausea medicines available as compared to marinol. ...Read more

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I have an organ transplant and take marinol, but it is unpredictably absorbed. Is it safe to sub an extract from high thc, low cbd natural cannabis? Will cbd significantly affect prograf levels?

I have an organ transplant and take marinol, but it is unpredictably absorbed. Is it safe to sub an extract from high thc, low cbd natural cannabis? Will cbd significantly affect prograf levels?

Transplant pharmD: You had a lung transplant. You are taking Marinol for appetite stimulant. Talk to your pharmd on service before you change any medication. They discuss this with you. Prograf levels can be altered by many meds and it's important to stay in contact with them. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons involved with choosing marinol over smoking pot?

What are the pros and cons involved with choosing marinol over smoking pot?

Legal issue: In pa the only legal option is marinol. There are other concerns in possible contamination of pot with other chemicals that could be toxic when inhaled. Also for asthma or COPD any smoking is not a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Dronabinol (Definition)

Dronabinol is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more