Does marinol give the same "hi" as inhaling pot?
Asked by Athena Reshard 6 months ago.
Sure Does!! Marinol is known to produce side-effects similar to cannabis intoxication. Some have posited that Marinol lacks beneficial properties of cannabis, which contains more than 60 cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD), thought to be the major anti-convulsant that helps multiple sclerosis patients, and cannabichromene (CBC), an anti-inflammatory which may contribute to the pain-killing effect of cannabis. Others have countered that the effects of all of cannabis's cannaboids have not been completely studied and are not fully understood to be beneficial. It takes over one hour for Marinol to reach full effect, compared to minutes for smoked or vaporized cannabis. Some patients accustomed to inhaling just enough cannabis smoke to manage symptoms have complained of too-intense intoxication via Marinol's predetermined dosages. This powerful psychoactive effect, however, has led to recreational use of Marinol. Many have said that Marinol produces a more acute psychedelic effect than cannabis and it has been speculated that this disparity can be explained by the moderating effect of the many non-THC cannibinoids present in cannabis. Mark Kleiman, director of the Drug Policy Analysis Program at UCLA's School of Public Affairs had this to say about Marinol-- "It wasn't any fun and made the user feel bad," Kleiman says, "so it could be approved without any fear that it would penetrate the recreational market, and then used as a club with which to beat back the advocates of whole cannabis as a medicine." United States federal law currently registers cannabis as a Schedule I drug. Some taking Marinol to manage nausea have stated that often the Marinol capsule is expelled before it can take effect. Although Marinol is available for free to those who can demonstrate financial need to Roxane and Unimed Pharmaceuticals, some users have complained that it effectively costs more than cannabis Answered by Terry Nellon 6 months ago.
Marinol is what's called a cannibinoid, so it responds to similar receptors in the brain as tetrahydrocannibinol, or thc, the intoxicating chemical found in pot. In other words, yes, in fact, it's a lot stronger and will knock you flat on your ***. It's used to treat chemo patients (appetite loss), hence, "the munchies." If you're thinking about taking it, go for it, but be careful. It's easy to tell that you're on it, so don't be around your parents. Other than that, it feels real nice, so have fun. Hope this helped :) Answered by Gabriela Eberting 6 months ago.
There's nothing like the real thing baby ! Answered by Charlena Peduto 6 months ago.
Yes but it is uncontrollable in terms being unable to say "nah, I've had enough" Answered by Corrine Delone 6 months ago.
Are you nucking futs? Leave them drugs alone! Answered by Rafaela Stam 6 months ago.
When would a doctor prescribe marinol? it is equally a euphoric as marijuana?
I have ADD type 3 overfocused type; ocd and a mild anxiety disorder. I am looking for a medication that will mainly alleviate the ocd and I remember from when I use to smoke weed that it helped in many ways.
Asked by Sang Ingle 6 months ago.
Marinol is the brand name for the generic drug called dronabinol. It is a man-made form of THC. It was made available to patients (with prescriptions from their doctors) in 1986. It has primarily been used as an anti-nausea drug for chemotherapy patients. It is also approved for the treatment of wasting syndrome associated with HIV/AIDS. Many patients prefer natural cannabis to Marinol for a number of reasons. A main limitation of Marinol is that it is available only as a pill that is taken orally. If you have nausea and vomiting, trying to swallow a pill can be a challenge. That being said... Many people diagnosed with ADD/ADHD have turned to medical marijuana for treatment of their symptoms with positive results and minimal side effects. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is also known as hyperactivity or attention deficit disorder (ADD). ADHD is a common condition that affects both children and adults. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 3% to 5% of children have ADHD. Some experts think it is more common, occurring in 8% to 10% of school age children. There is controversy over whether or not children grow out of the symptoms. Children with ADHD generally have problems paying attention or concentrating. They can’t follow directions and are easily bored or frustrated with tasks that require focusing. They also tend to move constantly and are impulsive, not stopping to think before they act. Although some might say that all children behave like this to some extent, they occur more often than usual and are more severe in a child with ADHD. The behaviors that are common with ADHD interfere with a child’s ability to function at school and at home. Symptoms of ADHD in children are generally grouped into three categories: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. Adults with ADHD may have difficulty with time management, organizational skills, goal setting, and employment. They may also have problems with relationships, self-esteem, and addictions. The exact cause of ADHD is unknown but thought to be due to a number of factors: genetics, chemical imbalance, brain differences, head injury, exposure to toxins, and/or problems during the mother’s pregnancy. Conventional treatment of ADHD has mostly been centered around treating the patients with stimulants like Concerta, Ritalin, and Dexedrine. The main problem with these medications is the side effects – abdominal pain, sleeplessness, poor appetite, and anxiety just to name a few. Some non- stimulant medication is available (like Stratera) and sometimes antidepressants are used as well. Interestingly, the long term effects of these treatments are still somewhat unknown. Other treatments include behavioral therapy, counseling, and specialized educational assistance. Most patients who choose medical marijuana over these medications do so because they are not happy with the bad side effects of stimulants. Other patients who do find these conventional treatments helpful will sometimes treat the unwanted side effects of the stimulants with marijuana; this combination therapy often relieves the side effects of sleeplessness and lack of hunger. There is not enough scientific evidence to state that medical marijuana definitively helps with ADHD, however there are overwhelming anecdotal and case reports to support at least a trial of cannabis for those adult patients who struggle with symptoms and the unwanted side effects of conventional treatments. After passage of Proposition 215 in California, doctors began seeing adult ADHD patients who reported that cannabis had positive effects on their ADHD symptoms with no unwanted side effects. Adult ADHD patients that use medical marijuana report that they feel calm, are able to focus on and complete a task that they normally could not do, are able to eat and sleep better, and overall have a better quality of life. Studies in hyperactive/impulsive rats have shown that they improve with cannabis. It is time for the scientific research community to begin adult human studies on this most natural medication which improves ADHD symptoms without the unwanted side effects of stimulant medication. And of course we must mention that we do not recommend using medical marijuana by smoking it; vaporizers. edibles, and tinctures are now widely available and eliminate the adverse side effects of toxic smoke on the lungs. Answered by Della Danoski 6 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: when would a doctor prescribe marinol? it is equally a euphoric as marijuana? I have ADD type 3 overfocused type; ocd and a mild anxiety disorder. I am looking for a medication that will mainly alleviate the ocd and I remember from when I use to smoke weed that it helped in many ways. Answered by Belen Ouren 6 months ago.
Marinol Prescription Answered by Xavier Clowdus 6 months ago.
Marinol (dronabinol) is a physician suggested drug that is ordinarily prescribed to ease the queasiness and vomiting related to chemotherapy. Dronabinol, the active ingredient in Marinol (dronabinol) Capsules, is synthetic delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC). Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is likewise a normally occurring element of Cannabis sativa L. (Marijuana). It's likewise used in HIV as an appetite stimulant in addition to resolving queasiness and throwing up. In the case of nausea and throwing up, Marinol is generally used when the client does not get relief from more frequently made use of meds such as Compazine, Zofran, or as an appetite stimulant, Marinol is made use of in patients struggling with AIDS. REVIEWED FULL ARTICLE AND VIDEO IN THE SOURCE LINK PROVIDED Answered by Gretta Leblanc 6 months ago.
Can I have marinol (pill containing thc) prescribed to me even though I'm 15 and what can it be prescribed for?
I live in conneticutI'm 15 I have ADHDI have depressionI take vivanse for my ADHDI take zoloft for depression I take melatonin for sleep My ADHD pills cause nausea anxiety and loss of appetiteI'm not looking for a legal high I just think this might be a good solution No negative feedback...
Asked by Phylicia Strobeck 6 months ago.
I live in conneticut I'm 15 I have ADHD I have depression I take vivanse for my ADHD I take zoloft for depression I take melatonin for sleep My ADHD pills cause nausea anxiety and loss of appetite I'm not looking for a legal high I just think this might be a good solution No negative feedback please Answered by Emelda Room 6 months ago.
Marinol (dronabinol) is not the same as "medical marijuana." Marinol is FDA approved for anorexia associated with weight loss from HIV and for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It is a federally controlled schedule III drug (marijuana is a schedule I drug meaning it is illegal under federal law). Like other prescription drugs is may be prescribed off-label meaning a doctor can prescribe it for a condition or at a dose it is not FDA approved for. So yes your doctor can legally prescribe the medication to you, regardless of your age or state. HOWEVER most doctors would not likely prescribe it to you, especially without trying more conventional medications. Even when it is used for an approved condition it is typically only prescribed if other treatments fail. Also because of your age and the fact you have depression and other psychiatric problems using Marinol is not typically recommended. If Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) causes you a lot of nausea then talk to your doctor about switching medication to something like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine), Adderall (mixed amphetamine salts), Concerta (methylphenidate) or Desoxyn (methamphetamine). If you can find a drug that does not cause as much nausea you may not need to add extra medication to treat side effects. Vyvanse is also one of the longest acting stimulants meaning it has a higher likely hood of causing insomnia. Something like Dexedrine or even the extended-release form (Dexedrine Spansules) might be better because it will wear off a bit sooner. And drugs like Atarax (hydroxyzine) or Phenergan (promethazine) are commonly used for nausea- they can also help with sleep and anxiety. Anxiolytics like Ativan (lorazepam) are very effective for treating anxiety and they can reduce nausea and help with insomnia. Answered by Forest Tricomi 6 months ago.
You want to add yet another drug to combat the effects of the ones you are on? Maybe someone should review all your meds if you are having trouble. Remember " Medicine is a poison with beneficial side effects" Stop upping the ante. Try to get OFF some of them. I would not prescribe it for you. Others might- wait and get some more opinions. Answered by Cristina Bracamonte 6 months ago.
Does the medication called 'marinol' contain THC that would register on a urinalysis?
I am wondering if marinol will test positive for Tetrahydracannabinol in a urinalysis. Also, is there a way to distinguish marinol from real cannabis? I mean, is there a way to tell if someone has consumed a marijuana plant along with marinol.
Asked by Allyson Dilox 6 months ago.
Marinol has shown up on tests plenty of times. An employer is supposed to ask when the drug test comes back negative weather or not it was Marinol. If you can provide a perscription for Marinol, then the drug test is void. Being a current medical cannabis patient, I've used marinol before turning to the natural substance. Marinol gives you naseua in the worst way possible, and it by no means provides me with the pain killing and anti-inflamitory affects that are achieved through consuming cannabis that is cultivated, rather than synthesized. If you live in a state that allows medical marijuana you should definately go the holistic way, and not give money to pharmecutical companies that just want to kill you. Before continuing, you should have a discussion with your employer whether or not he or she finds it acceptable to use medical cannabis because it is up to the discretion of the employer whether or not to let it slide on the drug test. Answered by Magnolia Verde 6 months ago.
Marisol Corp. has two types of medications. One with thc and one without! (marisolcorp.com & cannibisscience.com) If you take the marisol without thc and eat or smoke marijuana you will test positive because of the marijuana! Answered by Leigh Cichy 6 months ago.
Yeah, a couple of double whiskey's will cause that effect on me... but I don't even care what they have asked.....even less what I might have answered if I even did... Sorry can't help with that ball game....well I know one...but I wonder if that is the one you are referring to... Thanks for that look into your shirt dear...nice...very nice... -R Answered by Griselda Ducas 6 months ago.
Does Marinol, THC, Work?
Okay, I live in Michigan where medical marijuana is a big deal right now, and I am really confused why people don't just use the pill form of THC, Marinol, instead of the natural cannabis. Isn't Marinol safer and should still make the pain go away? I know there are some exceptions for seizures that Marinol...
Asked by Nichole Cheng 6 months ago.
Okay, I live in Michigan where medical marijuana is a big deal right now, and I am really confused why people don't just use the pill form of THC, Marinol, instead of the natural cannabis. Isn't Marinol safer and should still make the pain go away? I know there are some exceptions for seizures that Marinol can't subside, but I am starting to think people are just getting medical marijuana for the marijuana, not the medical. I mean, if Marinol does work, why not get stricter on who can use the natural marijuana and give others that need it the Marinol? I think it would be smarter, even though I already know how readily available marijuana normally is... but, I just think this would be a smarter idea because they stopped medical marijuana here and a lot of people are complaining. Just wondering your thoughts and how well Marinol has worked either through experimentation or maybe experience. Thanks. Answered by Cyrstal Medbery 6 months ago.
Not really. Lots of problems with marinol. !. How much it costs. It costs about 1500$ per month for what is roughly equal to about 50$ of real marijuana - they synthesized, patented it, and then turned the highest profit margin out of all the drug dealers. 2. If they can synthesze thc and patent it and turn a profit, why do they scream about how dangerous marijuana is? 3. Why do you assume marinol is safer? The only thing that makes it safer is that its a regulated dose. Since marijuana is harder to fatally over dose on water, and the high from oral thc is more subtle, that has no real clinical significance. You cant even use the smoking bit, because no doc is recommending smoking, they recommend cooking and vaporizing. The ONLY people marinol would be safer for are those who are severely immuno compromised. Real marijuana is raw vegetation, and contains bacteria and fungi from the growing process, as well as fertalizers. All vegetation does. Normally we wash fruit/veggies, and healthy people never notice. But, it seeps through the skin into thr fruit and cannot be all washed off. For someone with no immune system, that would cause massive fatal infections within their body. This would be safer for someone immuno compromised because whats inside the pill wont have those germs from the natural growing process. However, these patients can also use real marijuana by having someone else handle and prepare raw marijuana for cooking. 4. They claim marinol has been reformulated to not produce a high. Also not true. It DOES produce a high. It left me numbed out and emotionless. 5. Why not give everyone marinol? A, no one can afford it. B, I am NOT giving money to those companies who have put out refer madness studies just so they can profit off patented thc. BS. C. Marinol is thc only, not the other cannabanoids, so it literally is not as effective. 6. You think its all about the high do you? You have clearly never had marijuana as well as vicodin, oxy, morphine, ativan, xanax, compazine, phenegran, etc. They will ALLLLLLLLLL f*ck you FAR more than marijuana, ESPECIALLY when they are pushed quite fast into a central line. I could have been an iv drug user without having to actually thread an iv into my veins or sharing needles. The docs gave me all of that stuff I wanted. Its one hell of a rush, the morphine specifically. Guess what? I chose to use mairjuana instead of those meds. I PROMISE you it had nothing to do with wanting to get high. If thats all it was, I would have stuck with iv morphine. These people dont care how high you get. I think thats pretty damn obvious. Marijauna is criminal, but I can buy enough nyquil and coriciden cough and cold to go robo trip. Marijuana is criminal, but alcohol is a legal protected industry that kills thousands if not millions per year. Marijuana has no medical uses (according to the dea) because it gives a high, but morphine will make you higher than the moon. They care about their profits. Thats it, And THAT is why marijuana is illegal. If there is something else going on, its not the desire to have a legal high. Its the desire to stop our gov from lying to us in this fashion just because a few industries are afraid of market competition. If they cant compete, they have no business rigging the free market in order to ensure their survival. 7. Screw marinol and their patents. If pharmaceutical companies want in on this, they should be growing med marijuana. But with all the refer madness studies they put out, they cant admit they lied about it all. What happens when they come out and say, yeah, we put these studies out along with the dea and ama and fda basically so that we didnt have to face market competition from marijuana and hemp, but now you all know that we lied, so here it is. 8. You realize that opium is also safer than morphine and oxy, that heroine is safer than morphine, that the pure plant in almost every single situation is FAR safer than the synthetic and pantented drugs the pharmacetuicals make a HUGE profit on. I wonder how hard it is to turn that kind of profit margin on a plant. Answered by Jayna Humiston 6 months ago.
RE: Does Marinol, THC, Work? Okay, I live in Michigan where medical marijuana is a big deal right now, and I am really confused why people don't just use the pill form of THC, Marinol, instead of the natural cannabis. Isn't Marinol safer and should still make the pain go away? I know there are some exceptions for... Answered by Era Policastri 6 months ago.
marinol is actually not safer its a synthetic version and its impossible for the scientists to emulate the spins of the electrons in the THC of natural marijuana and other things like that. the only reason marijuana isn't legal is because of how much money the government and thousands of other company's would loose. You should watch the union honestly it will enlighten you. Also the fact that they created marinol should be evidence enough that for these company's its not about healing people its about making money which they could not do with natural cannabis because it is unpatentable which means no money for these companys; the far insuperior marinol that was created in a lab is able to have a patent put on it so that is the version that is endorsed by these companys and the gov't. Answered by Jamika Asel 6 months ago.
Does Marinol Get You High Answered by Deborah Dibenedict 6 months ago.
No There are a lot more active compunds in marijuana than just THC which is all marional is The natural form is always safer than a syntheic form always Answered by Dexter Wyett 6 months ago.
Due to the SPAM MERCHANTS ON HERE I am unable to answer your question calmly....! Yes - if it's safer to use then it should be used. Answered by Brianna Merrills 6 months ago.
Has anyone taken Marinol?
I have endometriosis and am seeking alternative pain therapies. I have had several surgeries, am taking birth control, and am taking Neurontin and percocets for the pain. Currently I am taking 7.5 mg ocycodone with 500 mg tylenol, however I am building a tollerance and I do not want to take opioates the rest of my...
Asked by Adella Machle 6 months ago.
I have endometriosis and am seeking alternative pain therapies. I have had several surgeries, am taking birth control, and am taking Neurontin and percocets for the pain. Currently I am taking 7.5 mg ocycodone with 500 mg tylenol, however I am building a tollerance and I do not want to take opioates the rest of my life. I have talked to my doctor about several treatments, however my insurance does not cover the accupuncture and hydrotherapy that I would prefer. My doctor suggested Marinol (thc pills). I live in a state where it is legal, along with medical marijuana. I do not want to do the medical marijuana. I was wondering if anyone has ever tried Marinol for pain and if it works. Any information would be much appreciated. Answered by Ladawn Letson 6 months ago.
Help! Looking for Marinol tablets, for friend w/ cancer?
He was diagnosed just a month ago and has lost about 50 or more pounds. Can't keep anything down while taking chemo treatments. Remembered THC pills. I know I should'nt be asking this on here, but we really need help finding access to them. Without going to his doctor and asking, he feels like he would be...
Asked by Lazaro Pittmon 6 months ago.
He was diagnosed just a month ago and has lost about 50 or more pounds. Can't keep anything down while taking chemo treatments. Remembered THC pills. I know I should'nt be asking this on here, but we really need help finding access to them. Without going to his doctor and asking, he feels like he would be considered a "dope addict". Does anyone understand, anyone been there? He's also having a very hard time dealing with it. Answered by Marti Rice 6 months ago.
Marinol is a controlled substance. Sometimes doctors will prescribe it. With chemo the main thing to remember is to stay AHEAD of the nausea by taking the ant-nausea pills BEFORE he feels nauseous. Once he feels nauseous, he will not even want to look at a pill. Chilled bottled water and saltine crackers can help. Any food that is bland and high protein and not too hot or too smelly (cold hard boiled eggs, Arby's or Rax roast beef...even sliders (white castle's). Immodium is handy to keep around for the diarrhea from the chemo (ask the doc first if it is ok to take it). I don't know that marinol is a "magical" solution and he should ask his oncologist about it, so that it doesn't mess up something about his treatment (if the marinol would interfere with the chemo). Answered by Roseann Collicott 6 months ago.
Marinol Tablets Answered by Holley Klinich 6 months ago.
I routinely give Marinol to cancer pts and truthfully, they never really feel like it is that helpful. Just tell the doctor he wants Marinol. They will try it, but no one is really that impressed. I think he would be better off to get some pot and smoke it. I work with an Oncologist who laughed when his pt told him he was smokin weed. He just simply said "whatever works" Its not that big of a deal. Answered by Nigel Tappa 6 months ago.
His oncologist should have no problem prescribing marinol for your friends lack of appetite. It was offered to my son but he turned it down as there are other meds that work as well or better (Ativan). Have your friend ask specifically for marinol and just tell the doctor the truth. He wants them to help with nausea and increase his appetite. It's a legitimate request. Answered by Von Bravard 6 months ago.
In my experience caring for my mother with cancer, Marinol did not work at all. If you live in a state with a compassionate care laws (medical marijuana) get him a card. Although many people are opposed to this treatment (such as my mother was when I first suggested) it truly is a savior for those who are on chemo/radiation and do not respond to traditional management. I wish you good luck, and your friend good health. Answered by Fay Goswick 6 months ago.
Marinol is a controlled substance, which you know, but oncologists do sometimes prescribe it for their patients. If he is really having difficulties, he needs to tell them. Otherwise, he is gonna end up hospitalized with a tube down his nose for nutrition. I wanted to add on that Oncology centers frequently have both social workers and psychologists who specialize in helping people adjust to cancer. He could also ask his doctor about someone to help him adjust to the diagnosis. Answered by Lakeshia Keate 6 months ago.
Marinol as you know is an opioid used to treat chronic pain. You would need a prescription-if already been diagnosed with cancer his doctor knows he needs something for pain, nausea, vomiting, etc... Sorry I don't have access w/o a RX. Good luck & May u be blessed for helping your friend! Answered by Migdalia Cloos 6 months ago.
I comprehend what you're dealing with and the type you may desire to be feeling. My father has esophageal maximum cancers now merely after being in remission for 5 years. He gets depressed and unhappy too. yet, I remind him that he has lots to stay for nonetheless and so do you. i'm sorry approximately your friends. an excellent form of human beings merely don't comprehend what you're dealing with and what your physique is going by using. They sense undesirable for you and that they do exactly no longer understand a thank you to convenience you or what to assert to you. i'm useful you do no longer seem grotesque. i think of the chemo and the radiation make you sense that way. do no longer think of like that. i'm useful you will make it by using this. Be good. Take care. Answered by Zachery Picou 6 months ago.
What's the difference between synthetic THC drugs K2 and Marinol?
K2, Spice and Marinol are all drugs that only mimic THC, not marijuana. In addition to THC, Marijuana has at least 66 cannabinoids compounds, including Cannabinol CBN, Cannabidiol CBD, and Tetrahydrocannabivarin THCV. The side effects of Marinol are:Confusion; decreased coordination; dizziness;...
Asked by Kimberely Lowrance 6 months ago.
Marinol is actually synthetic thc. As in, the molecular structure is the same as thc. K2, spice, the synthetic chemicals used in them, and others dont even come close to resembling thc. The molecular structures are completely different. They dont produce the metabolites thc produces either. Also, the effects are different. Marinol gives you sort of a numbed up daze high (which is the *real* reason people dont want marinol, combined with the fact that it costs 1500$... the ama claims no one wants it because it has been "formulated" to not produce a high), while the different smoking blends can get you closer to what marijuana really feels like. Its ALSO untrue that they only mimic thc. There are several different synthetic chemicals available that mimick other properties of marijuana, so, it really depends on the specific brand you have. There are also some chemicals out there that are cannabanoids that are quite different from marijuana altogether, as well as non cannabanoids. So, as each chemical gets banned in each state, the makers are kind of cycling which chemicals are used in the mixes. Answered by Gayle Grenfell 6 months ago.
The chemicals in K2/Spice mimic THC and have the pretty much the same effects as Marinol. I've heard most marijuana users do not prefer either drug because of the side effects, paranoia and vomiting and including a small number of extreme cases where hallucinations and seizures occurred among users. Answered by Nicki Chatt 6 months ago.
What is the drug marinol?
Asked by Ernie Lundrigan 6 months ago.
Marinol contains Dronabidinol, an active substance in cannabis saliva (marijuana) . It is used for it's anti emetic properties for nausea & vomiting especially with cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. It is also used to help AIDs patients with diminished loss of appetite & weight loss. It is a controlled drug & usually only used when other medications do not work. It has many side effects & cannot be given with many medications like sedatives as well as alcohol due to interactions. As with many controlled drugs it can be abused & cause dependence & is only given in select cases like patients with cancer who do not respond to other meds & often is given a few hours before chemo to help treat symptoms from the chemo sessions.It comes in capsule form only and can be only used cautiously in pregnant patients, elderly or those with a history of drug abuse. Doctors should dispense only in very select supervised patients. Answered by Alane Ekhoff 6 months ago.
Marinol is the brand name of dronabinol, the same psychoactive agent found in marijuana. Dronabinol is FDA-approved to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and AIDS-related anorexia (though I have also seen it used in cancer-related anorexia). We're not entirely sure how the drug works, but current thought is that it involves the cannabinoid receptors. It also probably has some effect on the sympathetic nervous system as rapid heart rate and anxiety have been reported with its use. Answered by Latrisha Diegel 6 months ago.
Why are doctors generally reluctant to prescribe Marinol yet more than willing to prescribe opioids or benzos?
Marinol is a physically non-toxic Schedule III (CIII) drug that can be prescribed for virtually anything a doctor feels that it might be appropriate for, yet most doctors seem reluctant to prescribe it until all other treatment options have failed (if at all). These other treatment options are almost in all...
Asked by Deana Sugabo 6 months ago.
Marinol is a physically non-toxic Schedule III (CIII) drug that can be prescribed for virtually anything a doctor feels that it might be appropriate for, yet most doctors seem reluctant to prescribe it until all other treatment options have failed (if at all). These other treatment options are almost in all cases more physically toxic than is either Marinol or cannabis itself, so it can't be because they're afraid of bodily harm. Opioid drugs, benzodiazepines, and many other drugs are severely physically addictive (whereas Marinol is not) and they're prescribed routinely, so it can't be because they're afraid of addiction. What gives with modern medicine? Why are we ignoring such a seemingly useful, yet benign substance? Answered by Andra Bevier 6 months ago.
Marinol (dronabinol) has caused dependence in those given high doses over a prolonged period. Although it is relatively nontoxic, people have experienced side effects severe enough to halt use. The real problem stems from fear of abuse or misuse by the patient, including use by people other than the patient. This is rare, but it happens. Most physicians have little experience in fully understanding addiction and even less experience with the use of Marinol as a legitimate therapy. Bottom line - fear and ignorance. In 31 years, I've had only two patients prescribed this drug. Go figure. Prejudice about the use of any cannabis-related drug stems back to the 1930s and the first U.S. federal "drug czar" - Harry Anslinger. Anslinger was instrumental in the now cult film "Reefer Madness." Much of the misinformation about marijuana stems from his tireless work. Unfortunately, our federal government (especially law inforcement and the judiciary) is not ready for another legal intoxicant, regardless of its potential benefit. They want people to suffer. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Helen Rodrigeuz 6 months ago.
Doctors vary widely in their prescribing practices. My primary physician actually became slightly angry when I suggested Vicodin for coccygeal pain - saying he only prescribed it for broken bones etc., and that my tailbone was not broken. Another physician gave me a quantity of 50 7.5-500s of Vicodin with 0 refills for the same chief complaint, but this physician would never prescribe a benzo, while the first doctor I mentioned has had me on Xanax and Klonopin simultaneously. Switching gears.... I had very bad vomiting when I was a senior in high school. Doctors diagnosed me with Cyclic Vomiting- which is an exclusionary diagnosis really. At any rate, back then they tried Reglan, Phenergan, Compazine, Zofran, etc. and nothing worked. Eventually I was given Marinol, and I found it's anti-emetic effects to be only slightly better than the others mentioned. I simply had to wait out the vomiting episodes while on an I.V. At any rate, I ALWAYS found the anti-emetic effects of smoked weed much more efficacious than Marinol. My doctors never prescribed me marijuana (I live in Texas, what do you expect?) But one gastroenterologist did give me "under the table" advice about weed....It worked for me. Marinol did not. Just giving an anecdote here. Answered by Simon Rink 6 months ago.
Few reasons.. 1) DEA -- Drug Enforcement Agency audits and pressures doctors prescribing habits,.. Which has often lead to doctors being suspended, or losing their ability to practice medicine at times. (This is a scary proposition for anyone). 2) Media -- Television , Newspapers, Magazines, Internet, etc has demonized and spread only the worst case scenarios with these types of medications.. you never hear of how they are helping people in major pain, or helping a person who formerly was making D's and F's making A's and B's and get through college and be successful, etc. 3) General Stigma -- Along with the media, people like to talk about these medications as 'evil' and doctors are not immune to this. They get it in their head as well that only serious cases need these medications.. etc. While they are prescribing psychoactive SSRI/SNRI's left and right which is potentially more dangerous. 4) Addiction potential -- These drugs/medications have the ability to produce euphoria, or some 'benefit'. Even if it isn't a euphoria often people are relieved of PAIN (which makes it a strong attraction) -- or they are incredibly , suicidally anxious and a benzodiazpeine changes their lives.. so immediate attraction..) -- And so on. Most of the world could tell you , accurately, the real difference in dependence and addiction. 5) Along with that last statement, LACK of education .. PROPER education of these types of 'demonized' stereotyped medications to the doctors, and general public. To educate on how to safely take them , what to look for to stay OUT of trouble, and to LESSEN the imbalanced negative perspective that has been placed upon them. The list goes on and on really.. but the fact is, anything that gives someone a 'beneficial' effect is just unnacceptable in mainstream society. God forbid someone feels a little euphoria or relief. I don't see it changing,.. unless the "War on Drugs" starts to leave Doctors and regular LEGAL prescription medications alone! If the War on Drugs focused on Illegal drugs.. not only would more benefit be derived (vastly) -- but doctors would be better able to treat patients without the FEAR of their licensed being revoked. When you think about it, officers, media, government officials, and so on are *practicing medicine* indirectly through these tactics. They do so because they are dictating what a doctor can and cannot do with their only arsenal/tools -- which are medications. Usually the most effective of these 'tools', are the ones you mention. It is a tough one, and again, if the DEA backed off and the Media had a campaign to raise equal and fair/balanced awareness about these medications and the real people behind them the western world would not stereotype and demonize them (the medicine and people) so. Good question, Answered by Stephane Frazier 6 months ago.
It takes over one hour for Marinol to reach full effect, compared to minutes for smoked or vaporized cannabis. Some patients accustomed to inhaling just enough cannabis smoke to manage symptoms have complained of too-intense intoxication via Marinol's predetermined dosages. This powerful psychoactive effect, however, has led to recreational use of Marinol. Marinol produces a more acute psychedelic effect than cannabis and that`s why it`s not advised Answered by Jeremy Newsham 6 months ago.
Because you wont become addicted to Marinol or overdose on it. Opioids and Benzo's are highly addictive and keep you coming back for more. Much like tobacco companies, pharmaceutical companies are murderers with tight fist's arround the Doctors throat and smile at the thought of small chidren accidently injesting large amounts of their highly addictive and deadly drugs. They consider themselves above the cartel using doctors as legal drug dealers to sell their products. Answered by Palmira Guldemond 6 months ago.