Marinol Side Effects
Generic Name: dronabinol
Note: This document contains side effect information about dronabinol. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Marinol.
Some side effects of Marinol may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to dronabinol: oral capsule, oral capsule liquid filled
Along with its needed effects, dronabinol (the active ingredient contained in Marinol) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking dronabinol:Less common
- Changes in mood
- fast or pounding heartbeat
- feelings of unreality
- hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
- loss of memory
- mental depression
- nervousness or anxiety
- problems with memory
- Blurred vision
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking dronabinol:Symptoms of overdose
- Being forgetful
- change in how fast you think time is passing
- change in your sense of smell, taste, sight, sound, or touch
- decrease in motor coordination
- drowsiness (severe)
- dryness of the mouth (severe)
- false sense of well-being
- feeling sluggish
- panic reaction
- problems in urinating
- redness of the eyes
- slurred speech
- unusual drowsiness or dullness
Some side effects of dronabinol may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:More common
- Clumsiness or unsteadiness
- false sense of well-being
- trouble with thinking
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- flushing of the face
- lack or loss of strength
- Burning, dry, or itching eyes
- continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
- discharge, excessive tearing
- hearing loss
- redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
- runny nose
- stuffy nose
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to dronabinol: oral capsule
Nervous system side effects have included amnesia, anxiety/nervousness, ataxia, confusion, depersonalization, dizziness, euphoria, hallucination, paranoid reaction, somnolence, seizure, seizure-like activity, and abnormal thinking.
Cardiovascular side effects have included palpitations, tachycardia, and vasodilation/facial flush.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
General side effects have included asthenia and fatigue.
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