Treats or prevents nausea and vomiting caused by cancer medicines, when other medicines do not work. Also used to increase the appetite of people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Store in the refrigerator in the original container.
Do not freeze.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
APPEARANCE: Liquid Filled Capsule, Capsule.
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Hallucinations, depression, or changes in mood
You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have ever had an allergic reaction to dronabinol (tetrahydrocannabinol), marijuana products, or sesame oil.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
You should not use two doses at the same time.
Check with your doctor before taking if you have heart or liver disease, high blood pressure, seizures, depression, schizophrenia, or drug or alcohol abuse problems.
Talk with your doctor before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Dronabinol may cause psychological dependence if used for longer periods or in larger amounts than ordered by your doctor.
Tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking dronabinol before having any kind of surgery.
This medicine can give you a sense of well-being (make you "high") or make you dizzy or drowsy.
Make sure you know how you react to this medicine before you drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous.
Avoid these activities if you are dizzy or not alert and clear-headed.
Standing-up slowly from a sitting or lying position can lessen the chance of getting dizzy.
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for, the expertise and judgement of healthcare professionals. The information
is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions
or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular
drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional
should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or
discontinuing any course of treatment.