- What is dronabinol-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for dronabinol-oral?
- Is dronabinol-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for dronabinol-oral?
- What are the side effects of dronabinol-oral?
- What is the dosage for dronabinol-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with dronabinol-oral?
- Is dronabinol-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about dronabinol-oral?
What is dronabinol-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Dronabinol (Marinol) is a man-made compound that contains cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa L). Dronabinol contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in standardized concentrations and does not contain other compounds found in street marijuana that is not approved by the FDA for medical use. Dronabinol activates cannabinoid receptors causing a wide range of effects in the brain, including short-term memory loss, euphoria, enhanced sensation, and increased appetite. It also prevents nausea and vomiting probably by inhibiting the vomiting center in the brain. Dronabinol was approved by the FDA in May 1985.
What brand names are available for dronabinol-oral?
Is dronabinol-oral available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for dronabinol-oral?
What are the side effects of dronabinol-oral?
The most common side effects of dronabinol include
- rapid heartbeat,
- facial flushing,
- abdominal pain,
- paranoid reaction, and
- abnormal thinking.
Less common side effects include
- low blood pressure,
- eye problems,
- fecal incontinence,
- muscle pain,
- speech problems,
- ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and
Dronabinol is a controlled substance because it may be abused.
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