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Dronabinol is commonly used in the treatment of appetite loss in people who have AIDS. It can also be used to treat chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting when other options have failed. This medication comes in capsule form, and is taken anywhere from two to six times a day. Commonly reported side effects include feeling "high," drowsiness, and stomach problems.
What Is Dronabinol?Dronabinol (Marinol®) is a prescription medication licensed to treat loss of appetite associated with weight loss in people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is also approved to treat nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy when other medications have not worked.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, dronabinol can cause side effects. Some of the more common side effects seen with this drug include but are not limited to:
- A sense of euphoria, or feeling "high"
- Anxiety or nervousness
- Feelings of paranoia.