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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 a drug test tell the difference between Marinol and marijuana? Thanks!

Can a drug test tell the difference between Marinol and marijuana?  Thanks!

Rarely: One can differ the two but it would be unusual for one to make the effort. Most tests simply screen for THC. ...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

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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

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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 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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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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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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Is marinol legal in new york?

Is marinol legal in new york?

Legal in all States: Marinol is a prescription medicine and thus you cannot get it legally anywhere in the us without a prescription from a licenced physician/nurse. Physicians physicians and nurses (often under supervision of physicians) in all states can issue prescription for this medicine when appropriate. Consult your doc if you have questions/concerns. Good luck. ...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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What is unusual about the antiemetic marinol?

What is unusual about the antiemetic marinol?

From marijuana: There isn't anything unusual about Marinol besides the fact that it is derived from marijuana. It is a prescription for those having significant anorexia/wt loss from illnesses such as HIV and cancers. Marijuana is still illegal in most states. ...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

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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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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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What is the difference between marijuana and marinol medicinally?

What is the difference between marijuana and marinol medicinally?

Marijuana better!: The cannabis plant contains over 100 different medically-active cannaboids, whereas Marinol is a synthetic version of the most prominent cannaboid, thc. Thc makes people "stoned" & can help with pain & nausea, but many of the medical benefits of marijuana come from other cannaboids like cannabadiol, that do not make one stoned! most who try both feel the whole plant works much better. See comment:. ...Read more

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If i want to try marinol for my mental health problems, how do I ask my doctor?

If i want to try marinol for my mental health problems, how do I ask my doctor?

Not advised.: Marinol is not indicated for mental health problems. The main reasons it is used is for aids or cancer related loss of appetite. It is also used to counteract nausea/vomiting related to chemotherapy. ...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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