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Are there any legal drugs that do what marijuana does in palliative care?

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Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

There is a fairly old drug we have used for nausea and to stimulate the appetite in patients called Marinol (dronabinol).
It is a cannabanoid (same thing in mj). Comes in tablets; taken a few times daily based on the reason for taking. It fairly expensive and a controlled substance. Schedule iii. For people on chemo w/ lots of n/v it can b wonderful.

In brief: Yes.

There is a fairly old drug we have used for nausea and to stimulate the appetite in patients called Marinol (dronabinol).
It is a cannabanoid (same thing in mj). Comes in tablets; taken a few times daily based on the reason for taking. It fairly expensive and a controlled substance. Schedule iii. For people on chemo w/ lots of n/v it can b wonderful.
Dr. Gena Kluwe
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In brief: Yes

Marinol.
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Dr. Anthony Back
Some patients however find that marijuana works better for them. Marinol only contains one component of the hundreds found when people take marijuana in other ways.
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: To a degree

Dronabinol (marinol) is a synthetic thc that is taken orally and has been shown to have both anti-nausea and appetite stimulating effects for many patients.

In brief: To a degree

Dronabinol (marinol) is a synthetic thc that is taken orally and has been shown to have both anti-nausea and appetite stimulating effects for many patients.
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