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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Dronabinol (Definition)

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Does marinol make you loose your appetite?

Probably increase: I would expect Marinol to increase your appetite and in fact this medication has an fda indication for anorexia in aids patients and as a treatment for nausea and vomiting in patients receiving chemotherapy for the treatment of oncological conditions. Stay safe! ...Read more

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9 weeks after gall bladder surgery and still no appetite, eating little. is this normal? have resumed normal activities but am weak, losing weight. marinol no help. next steps?

9 weeks after gall bladder surgery and still no appetite, eating little.  is this normal?  have resumed normal activities but am weak, losing weight.  marinol no help.  next steps?

Not typical: if gall bladder removed uneventfully and no stones left behind in the bile ducts or leak of bile after surgery, you should be improving. Follow up with your surgeon. Other problems can coincide with or cause gallbladder disease. One uncommon problem that can cause gallbladder problems as well as difficulty eating is hardening of the arteries to the gut and could be considered given your age. ...Read more

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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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Is marinol sometimes prescribed for glaucoma?

Is marinol sometimes prescribed for glaucoma?

No: Not an effective treatment for glaucoma because it doesn't lower the eye pressure for that long or that much (thus side effects are worse than therapeutic benefit). However, scientists are trying to study the effects to see if a safe drug compound can be derived from the active ingredient. ...Read more

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Will my dr. Prescribe marinol for ptsd?

Will my dr. Prescribe marinol for ptsd?

Marinol: I can't speak for your physician but I am not aware of any trials or studies where Marinol was shown to decrease symptoms or their severity in ptsd. It's schedule iii controlled substance by fda and is basically man-made cannabis. Only approved for anorexia/wt. Loss in HIV or severe vomiting while undergoing chemotherapy for ca. I would not rx for ptsd there are other meds that have been studied. ...Read more

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Marinol thc--best uses?

Several: But only when other medicine with fewer side effects fail to work sufficiently. ...Read more

Dr. Gena Kluwe
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Marinol (Definition)

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Dr. Samuel Bayles
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Stimulant (Definition)

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