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Dronabinol (Systemic)

Brand Names : Marinol, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antiemetic
  • appetite stimulant

Dronabinol (droe-NAB-i-nol)is used to prevent the nausea and vomiting that may occur after treatment with cancer medicines. It is used only when other kinds of medicine for nausea and vomiting do not work. Dronabinol is also used to increase appetite in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Dronabinol is available only with your doctor's prescription. Prescriptions cannot be refilled, and you must obtain a new prescription from your doctor each time you need this medicine. It is available in the following dosage form:

  • Capsules (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Marinol

In Canada -

  • Marinol

Another commonly used name is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) .


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Dronabinol: Before Using

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