dronabinol (Marinol, THC) (cont.)

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DRUG INTERACTIONS:

Although no drug-drug interactions were identified during clinical trials conducted by the manufacturer, dronabinol should be used cautiously with other medications that are known to interact with cannabinoids.

People taking dronabinol should not drink alcohol, smoke marijuana, take sedatives and hypnotics, or take other medicines that have an effect on the central nervous system. Examples of drugs to avoid include diazepam (Valium), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), alprazolam (Xanax), secobarbital (Seconal), pentobarbital (Nembutal), and phenobarbital.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies evaluating the use of dronabinol during pregnancy. Dronabinol should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit to the mother justifies the potential risk to the unborn baby. Dronabinol is classified as FDA pregnancy risk category C. (Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, but there are no adequate studies in humans.)

NURSING MOTHERS: Dronabinol is not recommended for use during breastfeeding because it is excreted into human milk and may have harmful effects on the nursing infant.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/6/2015


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