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What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose with dronabinol can be dangerous and may cause the following problems:
  • Incoordination
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Slurred speech
  • Feelings of panic
  • Seizures
  • Other serious problems.
If you think you have taken too much of this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Marinol Overdose for more information.)

How Should Dronabinol Be Stored?

Dronabinol should be stored in the refrigerator or a similar cool environment to prevent the capsules from sticking together. Do not freeze dronabinol. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget to take a dose of dronabinol, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed, and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Can I Buy Generic Dronabinol?

Dronabinol is available in generic form (see Generic Marinol for more information).

Who Makes This Medication?

Dronabinol is made by Banner Pharmacaps, Inc., for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Generic versions are made by Watson Pharmaceuticals and Par Pharmaceuticals.

Available Strengths

Dronabinol capsules come in the following strengths:
  • Dronabinol 2.5 mg
  • Dronabinol 5 mg
  • Dronabinol 10 mg.
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