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What is Syndros used for?

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on Feb 8, 2023.

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Syndros (dronabinol) is a cannabinoid used to treat loss of appetite (anorexia) associated with weight loss in patients with AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). It is also used to treat nausea and vomiting in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy who haven't responded to the usual antiemetic treatments.

Syndros is a prescription medicine and also a controlled drug. It comes in the form of an oral solution and contains a cannabinoid called dronabinol. Cannabinoids are chemical substances found in Cannabis (marijuana) plants. Other well-known cannabinoids include CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol).

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Syndros. Available from: [Accessed February 18, 2021].

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