Marinol has similar effects as marijuana. However, it takes over an hour to reach full effect. The drug has several positive and negative side effects. The positives are relieving nausea and vomiting, and stimulating the appetite.
These are common negative side effects that normally do not need medical attention:
These are more severe negative side effects that should be reported to the health care professional:
Never smoke marijuana while taking Marinol (Dronabinol). It can increase the risk of serious heart or nervous system damage when these drugs are used together.
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