Dronabinol is a man-made form of cannabis (also known as marijuana). Dronabinol is used to treat loss of appetite that causes weight loss in people with AIDS. Dronabinol is also used to treat severe nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy. Dronabinol is for use only when other medications have been unable to control the nausea and vomiting. Dronabinol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Marinol (dronabinol) is a manmade form of marijuana, which is also known as cannabis. It is also used in the treatment of severe nausea, and vomiting that is caused by chemotherapy in cancer patients. This medicine may also be given for the treatment of loss of appetite that causes weight loss in people that have AIDS.