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User Reviews for Dronabinol to treat Anorexia

Also known as: Marinol, Syndros

Dronabinol has an average rating of 8.2 out of 10 from a total of 13 ratings for the treatment of Anorexia. 85% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 15% reported a negative effect.

Dronabinol Rating Summary

8.2/10 average rating

13 ratings from 11 user reviews.

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Reviews for Dronabinol

MommaBunny3 · Taken for less than 1 month March 28, 2021

“Since day 1 on this I have eaten more than I have in years. Before I was only able to take a few small bite than felt sick as if I was going to vomit. Now I'm eating lunch and dinner and I clear my plate. I do feel bloated after eating but I'm not use to eating 2 meals a day more or less a few bites. Now I don't feel bad when my husband takes me out to eat because I can actually eat that 30 dollar plate of food without wasting money and food.”

10 / 10
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A mom March 18, 2021

“This medication has been life changing. I’ve been battling this disease for over 25 years, and this is the only medication that actually worked and allowed me to eat.”

9 / 10
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B · Taken for less than 1 month November 16, 2019

Marinol (dronabinol): “My father was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma that had spread to his spinal fluid and put pressure on his brain. He was nauseous and unable to eat (and sometimes drink) for weeks before the final diagnosis. Once they figured it out and started heavy steroids, he wasn’t particularly nauseous but he wouldn’t eat. Since there is no effective treatment for the cancer, we were looking for quality of life. Marinol got rid of the last of his queasiness and stimulated his appetite, allowing him to start eating again. Although we’ll lose him soon, at least he has more energy to sit with his friends and occasionally play the piano. It has made a big, positive difference.”

9 / 10
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9INCHRODD August 22, 2009

Marinol (dronabinol): “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! ”

10 / 10
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Mic B July 24, 2015

Marinol (dronabinol): “ I have common variable immunodeficiency which causes anorexia. I found Marinol 5mg taken a couple hours before meals makes a huge difference. If I do not want to eat, ulcers etc, I found it easier with Marinol and have actually gained around 10lbs in the initial month or two..... I would recommend it for any patient with weight loss issues!”

9 / 10
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mysunshinesummer122 April 7, 2015

Marinol (dronabinol): “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 / 10
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Injuriedvet08 · Taken for less than 1 month December 4, 2014

Marinol (dronabinol): “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 / 10
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Gensanwil · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 3, 2012

Marinol (dronabinol): “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.”

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TylerD'Este · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 13, 2014

Marinol (dronabinol): “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 / 10
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Anonymous September 13, 2009

Marinol (dronabinol): “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 / 10
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Anonymous September 29, 2008

“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 / 10
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Lulu43 July 15, 2016

“Took my first dose last night before dinner. I have always had a poor appetite & have had to force myself to eat a meal or two through out the day before actually feeling hunger pains at dinner time. After the 5mg dose last night I started feeling "high" after about 30 minutes. About an hour later I started hallucinating & having paranoia about dying. I had my husband take me to the hospital. I was given Ada-van to relax me & are still feeling some of the effects today. It's like the absolute worst hangover ever. The ER Doctor said that maybe 5% of the population would have this sort of reaction to it & I just so happen to have been in that 5%. :/”

1 / 10
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Anonymous July 30, 2015

Marinol (dronabinol): “I have osteomyolitis /MRSA . This was Excellent... Great for nausea and definitely gives an appetite without upsetting stomach.”

10 / 10
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Simpson buckshot · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 24, 2015

“Increase my appetite during and after chemo therapy, while having treatment for prostate cancer. ”

10 / 10
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