a synthetic version of THC, the active agent in marijuana. Dronabinol is used to reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and as an appetite stimulant in people with wasting syndrome. Side effects may include drowsiness, confusion and coordination difficulties.
Indications: Appetite stimulant for treatment of AIDS wasting syndrome. Contraindications: Known hypersensitivity, significant cognitive dysfunction. Dosage: 2.5 mg po bid. Toxicity: Neuropsychiatric symptoms, gastrointestinal intolerance. Pregnancy category C.