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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dronabinol (Definition)

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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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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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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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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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Dr. Gena Kluwe
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Marinol (Definition)

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