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User Reviews for Dronabinol

Also known as: Marinol

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AIDS Related Wasting 1 reviews 6 medications
   
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 4 reviews 5 medications
   
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Anorexia 8 reviews 8 medications
   
8.5
Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced 11 reviews 48 medications
   
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Summary of Dronabinol reviews 24 reviews 9.1

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I have no more nightmares or side effects it as if i am normal again. i take 2 10mg a day and thank god it does not make me high"

   
10

sensei2002 (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 26, 2015

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Marinol (dronabinol) for Anorexia: "Amazing! My stress after my tonsilectomy led me to relapse into anorexia. This medication saved my life allowing me to enjoy flavors of food & gain 10 needed pounds. Amazing life changer and my depression is less chronic."

   
9.0

mysunshinesummer122 April 7, 2015

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For Anorexia: "Increase my appetite during and after chemo therapy, while having treatment for prostate cancer. "

   
10

Simpson buckshot (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 24, 2015

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Marinol (dronabinol) for Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: "My husband has chemo induced weight loss, he weighed 117lbs two months ago, and now he weighs 131lbs and it helps with nausea somewhat. He takes two 10 mg capsules daily."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 3, 2015

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Marinol (dronabinol) for Anorexia: "I am disabled veteran with spinal injury. The opioid med was all I knew for my back. I have since been amazed at the pain reliving ability of this medicine. It helps me eat and allows for a more positive day."

   
10

Injuriedvet08 (taken for less than 1 month) December 4, 2014

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For Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: "My mother was given dronabinol almost 3 weeks ago before starting chemo. She was so weak from not eating much in 3 months. I ask the doctor to start her on it a few days before she started chemo to see if it helped her to eat. I was afraid she wouldn't make it through chemo because she was already so weak. Monday will be her third week. So far she has not been sick, not one day and she has also gained 5 lbs. Thanks to God and my mothers miracle pill I really believe she will be able to beat this thing. I just wish it wasn't so hard to get insurance companies to pay for this."

   
10

Tennessee75 September 13, 2014

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Marinol (dronabinol) for Anorexia: "I have severe Gastroparesis at as very young age as a male. I have exhausted every single option other than surgery and nothing seemed to be working. My doctor recommended Marinol. At the time I did not know what the drug consisted of. He told me and I accepted it over the experimental surgeries they wanted to perform as the only other option. I began taking the medication for increasing my appetite, nausea, vomiting, and the pains associated with Gastroparesis. It has worked wonders for me and it doesn't have the same severe side effects like Phenergan, Reglan, Domperidone, etc,etc"

   
10

TylerD'Este (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 13, 2014

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Since starting Dronabinol, I have less flashbacks from my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and less PTSD anxiety."

   
10

Anonymous July 18, 2014

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Marinol (dronabinol) for : "I've had chronic pancreatitis for about 7 years. I've struggled with nausea and vomiting for so long. Reglan, Scopolamine, Phenargan, Zofran I've been on all of them. Yes they worked at first but Marinol is best for me. For the first time in years I'm not sick! I don't have appetite like some do, it does make me giddy for an hour or 2 but I'm finally not sick at my stomach!"

   
9.0

lucas1828 (taken for less than 1 month) May 9, 2014

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Marinol (dronabinol) for Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: "Ask you doctor to prescribe Marinol(dronainol) to cure you of your MAJOR Nausea problem. If you are taking large doses of medicines for CANCER OR HIV/AIDS then you probably get nauseous A LOT! We all know that its hard to get anything done when you are nauseated all day. This medicine is a game changer and a life saver. I would go as far as to say that this is a miracle. I'm still in shock how well it is helping my nausea since nothing I ever took before helped as much as this medicine!"

   
10

krbsshguy August 16, 2013

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Helps with multiple issues, no real high for me, but significantly less pain and anxiety!"

   
8.0

AKA: Betty Nelson (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 5, 2013

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "Doctor prescribed this for treatment-resistant psych condition, including post traumatic stress disorder. This medication is significantly reduced both nightmares and flashbacks."

   
9.0

Anonymous January 9, 2013

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For Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: "As soon as I took first dose I vomited. I feel something else. I could not stand up and fell sleep. When I woke up, my throat hurt and could not eat without painkiller. Next day I took next one, then I vomited again."

   
1.0

Anonymous August 15, 2012

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Marinol (dronabinol) for Anorexia: "I lost my appetite when I was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis. I take 5mg twice a day. My stomach has to be completely empty in order to feel the effects of the pill. Even with a bowl of ice cream or a milkshake in my system I will not get anything from the pill. You have to time it right because the effects kick in an hour (or later) after taking it. It's hit or miss but when it hits it allows to me eat for 3 hours straight."

Gensanwil (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 3, 2012

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Marinol (dronabinol) for Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: "I have the 2.5 version. It works well about 90% of the time, while Zofran, works about 50% of the time for me. However, I don't like taking even one because of the hangover the next day. Further, it enhances the chronic pain, making the pain worse, sometimes. Never know when that will happen. "

   
8.0

skypuppy (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 17, 2012

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Marinol (dronabinol) for Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: "I have never personally taken this medication. However, my mother recently was prescribed to Marinol after other medications provided no relief from chemo induced nausea. Her first dose took about 3 hours to kick in (which is a long time when you're nauseated) but after that she's been a brand new person. I'm guessing it takes those first few hours to get fully in your system. She takes it twice a day and has had little to no nausea."

   
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Anonymous March 19, 2012

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Marinol (dronabinol) for Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: "This drug is not listed for the cancer symptom of not eating and should be. It saved my family members life."

   
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Anonymous December 25, 2011

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For Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: "I was just put on this medicine about 2 weeks ago. So far it has helped a lot with the nausea and a little bit of the vomiting (so far). It has also helped with my appetite a little, seeing that I can seem to eat only one meal a day, this will be a welcome effect if it keeps working or even starts to work better for that. The biggest hurdle or trouble I had was with the Insurance company not wanting to pay for it, I could not afford to pay it either (about ten dollars a pill, the entire 30 pills were almost 300 dollars). So after getting Prior Authuthority denied I asked my doctor to write a letter to the Insurance company stating why she feels I should be on it, it finally went through. So I would recommend this to anyone suffering! Stop SUFFERING."

   
8.0

Airs May 23, 2010

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Marinol (dronabinol) for Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: "My Doctor prescribed Marinol after I had adverse reactions to most antiemetics given to me during chemotherapy. Converting from IV to oral cytotoxins, nausea made my quality of life poor. Marinol made such a positive change for me. Taking between 2.5 and 5 mgs, there is only about 20 minutes of silliness, which my family welcomes, then relief from vomiting for 6 to 8 hours. It has been a life saver for me and for my family."

   
9.0

Anonymous March 16, 2010

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Marinol (dronabinol) for Anorexia: "My grandmother was given this in the hospital for anorexia and nausea. She began having tremors after the first dose. It was discontinued, and we are on the second full day post discontinuation, and she is still shaking, severe hallucinations, and mental status changes. "

   
1.0

Anonymous September 13, 2009

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Marinol (dronabinol) for Anorexia: "I suffer from appetite suppression as a result of medication which I take for narcolepsy(Amphetamine-based). Although the medicine works wonderfully, the only negative side effect that kills me is appetite suppression. Hence, my introduction to Marinol! I would like to clarify a common myth that Marinol is a form of prescription "medical marijuana". My doctor explained it is a synthetic cannabinoid, a distant chemical cousin of marijuana that lacks recreational effects at therapeutic doses. It works by activating the endocannabinoid system of the brain, which regulates appetite. When I first tried it, it started working by the end of the next day! "

   
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9INCHRODD August 22, 2009

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Marinol (dronabinol) for Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: "I used Marinol for nausea during cancer therapy. I have to take some narcotics for excessive pain and Marinol still keeps the nausea down that the narcotics create. Makes my life quite a bit easier."

   
9.0

Anonymous May 28, 2009

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For Anorexia: "I've had pancreatitis for 15 years now. This is the first medicine that not only works on the vomiting but it also gives me an appetite. Eating anything is painfull, this seems to slow things down to let my body process. It's a life saver."

   
9.0

Anonymous September 29, 2008

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Marinol (dronabinol) for AIDS Related Wasting: "Marinol is a life saver. Nausea is one of the worst feelings a person can experience. Marinol eases the nausea quickly and even helps create an appetite."

   
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lorenhays September 4, 2008

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For Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: "I've been using Marinol for a very long time. It's been a life saver for me, especially in combatting nausea. It even makes me hungry and counters the nausea when I do eat."

   
9.0

PPT July 26, 2008

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