dronabinol - oral, Marinol (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, feeling "high", an exaggerated sense of well-being, lightheadedness, headache, red eyes, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, clumsiness, or unsteadiness may occur, especially during the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: weakness, flushing of the face, fast/pounding heartbeat, mental/mood changes (e.g., difficulty concentrating, memory loss, hallucinations, abnormal thoughts, paranoia, depression, nervousness), slurred speech, ringing in the ears, vision changes, fainting.It is important that you take this medication under the supervision of a responsible adult because mental, mood, or behavior changes may occur. If you experience any such effects, remain calm and try not to panic. Tell your doctor immediately. Do not take any more dronabinol until after you consult with your doctor.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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