6 doctors weighed in:
Is marinol sometimes prescribed for glaucoma?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
There is some alkaloid in marijuana smoke which can in some patients lower the eye pressure.
It is not at all certain that it is thc which is the major component of marinol. And Marinol does not lower the eye pressure. There are so many effective ways of treating glaucoma that Marinol is not worth thinking about.

In brief: No
There is some alkaloid in marijuana smoke which can in some patients lower the eye pressure.
It is not at all certain that it is thc which is the major component of marinol. And Marinol does not lower the eye pressure. There are so many effective ways of treating glaucoma that Marinol is not worth thinking about.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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