Marinol is a brand name for dronabinal, which is manufactured (synthetic) THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. It is used for a number of different illnesses and medical conditions.
The most common use of the drug is to increase the appetite of those who are having difficulty eating due to their condition or due to treatment of a condition.
HIV/AIDS is a common illness that responds well to Marinol treatment. It is also useful for some patients who are fighting cancer and need to go through chemotherapy treatment.
Since Marinol prevents severe weight loss it can help increase the survival rate of some illnesses and conditions that are responsible for appetite and weight loss.
This drug has been used successfully to treat people with the following:
A physician may prescribe it for other conditions and illnesses that are approved for its use by the government.
Marinol is used for people who are unable to smoke marijuana legally in their state and also for people who are not able to tolerate smoking marijuana. Prescription Marinol is free of other ingredients that may not be beneficial. Synthetic THC can be prescribed in consistent and reliable dosages.
For people who have a tendency towards addiction or mental illness, Marinol will not be used for those patients. Patients who are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are nursing will not be prescribed this drug because it is not safe for the unborn child or nursing baby.