MARINOL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

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 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 Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced “After debilitating nausea and vomitting from radiation and chemotherapy and after trying all the normal drugs like zofran and some others I tried marinol. It was by the far the most effective for treating nausea and vomitting of any pharmaceutical. It gives a nice pleasant buzz as well. The problem for me was the over-stimulation of my appetite. I’ve never felt hunger like this in my entire life. Anyway, people who need this drug could probably use the extra appetite anyway.”

Barjohn_89 September 26, 2016

For Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced “My boyfriend has cancer and was receiving two kinds of chemotherapy. Along with blood clots and a drain in his leg he was in alot of pain. When receiving chemo we would stay in the hospital for three days and even with the neulasta shot and all the IV anti nausea meds he still was sick. Finally he was prescribed marinol and it changed everything. The day we came home from the hospital after taking it he was well enough to go Frisbee golfing even with a drain in his leg! He never vomited again, and he actually got kinda chubby! The drug changed his attitude and I belive it gave him the strength he needed to fight his sarcoma. He’s now in remission!”

Madden28 June 20, 2016

For Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced “Recently diagnosed advanced lung adenocarcinoma. After surgery began chemotherapy. This med helps allay anxiety, nausea, stimulates appetite and helps me sleep. My mood is improved.”

Jackinblack1216 (taken for less than 1 month) May 15, 2016

For Anorexia “I have osteomyolitis /MRSA . This was Excellent… Great for nausea and definitely gives an appetite without upsetting stomach.”

Anonymous July 30, 2015

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