DRONABINOL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Marinol (dronabinol) for AIDS Related Wasting: “Hate this medication. I’ve been on it so far for 4 days, and it makes me feel stoned/drunk, and takes away my ability to focus and concentrate. I can’t wait to get off of it. Everyone reacts differently to medication, and I hope, other people don’t have to go through the same side effects as I am currently battling.”

Frank007 November 7, 2017

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: “I’ve been on every antiemetic (Nausea/Vomiting w/ Chronic Intractable Migraines and Hiatal Hernia) and they typically work for a while until I grow tolerant of the medication. The real problem I have with the marinol is that it is only available in pill form – just by swallowing it I begin vomiting all over again. I’ve also found that in the rare instance when I can keep it down, like if I take it during the prodrome phase, the timing for when it kicks in is inconsistent now; sometimes it won’t do anything and then suddenly 12 hours later it will hit me, while other times it will start working in two.”

sarcazm (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 30, 2017

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: “I have PTSD, 2 double lung transplants, bronchomalacia, gastroparesis, nissen fundoplication. A-Fib, A-Flutter, vertigo, pulmonary artery stent, cardiac arrest, sternal wires, artificial right hip. extruded and mangled L4 and L5. two back surgeries, smashed thoracic vertebrae, broken toes. broken ribs, CMV, donor specific antibodies. Blah blah blah. a lot more to go, but marinol has been a savior. Keeps me from puking daily, knocks out most of my pain, and does wonders for my anxiety. Screw taking klonopin, norco, and zofran. This covers most of the bases very well.”

Bear Croft (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 17, 2017

Marinol (dronabinol) for Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: “I am surprised this isn’t oncologists “go to” drug. After my first A/C infusion for breast cancer, I had severe nausea and vomiting immediately. The doctor prescribed 25 mg promethazine orally and rectally(in case I couldn’t hold down the pill). All it did was make me sleep for hours, induce a migraine status headache, severe stomach pain/cramping, and I would still wake up vomiting. Then my doctor prescribed Dronabinol 5mg. It was a miracle drug. The stomach pain, nausea and vomiting completely stopped. It made me slightly tired in the beginning, but the feeling was more relaxed than tired therefore I could continue to function normally. It also stimulated my appetite which is very important for chemotherapy patient”

MooMooMom (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 28, 2017

For AIDS Related Wasting: “I’ve been taking dronabinol several years now, I think it’s the only thing that keeps me eating.”

Mr. Burns (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 13, 2017

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: “Great no nightmares, anxiety almost nonexistent, and does get me feeling loopy like xanax, klonopin, or Ativan. No flashbacks either. :)”

Josiah Johnson (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 15, 2016

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