SYNDROS
  • SYNDROS

  • QTY 30 • 5 MG/ML • Solution • Near 77381

DRONABINOL (droe NAB i nol) is used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatment, especially for those patients who do not respond to other medicines. This medicine is also used to increase appetite in AIDS patients.

SYNDROS Lifestyle Interactions

Dronabinol 5mg/1mL, Oral solution

Grapefruit juice

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: Do not take grapefruit juice together with Dronabinol, THC without approval from your prescriber. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking grapefruit juice together with Dronabinol, THC. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how grapefruit juice and Dronabinol, THC affect you. Discuss any new or worsening side effects, such as dizziness, drowsiness, and trouble concentrating with your health care provider.

· Notes for Professionals: Use caution if coadministration of dronabinol with grapefruit juice is necessary, and monitor for an increase in dronabinol-related adverse reactions (e.g., feeling high, dizziness, confusion, somnolence). Dronabinol is a CYP2C9 and 3A4 substrate; grapefruit juice is a moderate inhibitor of CYP2C9 in vitro, and a strong 3A4 inhibitor. Concomitant use may result in elevated plasma concentrations of dronabinol.

Dronabinol 5mg/1mL, Oral solution

Alcohol

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: Avoid alcoholic beverages while taking Dronabinol. Alcohol may increase the risk of side effects from Dronabinol. Decreased alertness, dizziness, drowsiness, falls, or other side effects may occur. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. You should not drive, operate machinery, or engage in any hazardous activity while receiving Dronabinol unless you are certain this drug does not affect your ability to do so.

· Notes for Professionals: Patients receiving dronabinol should avoid alcohol due to the increased incidence of CNS effects, which include psychomotor impairment, sedation, and changes in mood and behavior.

Dronabinol 5mg/1mL, Oral solution

Marijuana

· Severity: Severe

· Notes for Consumers: Do not take Marijuana in any form while taking Dronabinol. These two drugs are very similar and if taken together you may develop serious side effects such as confusion, sedation, disorientation, and hallucinations. Discuss with your health care provider why these drugs should not be used together and discuss alternate treatments.

· Notes for Professionals: A patient taking dronabinol should not be treated with other oral or inhaled cannabinoids, and should not use Marijuana in any form. Combining cannabinoids will lead to an increase in psychotoxic effects, and would not represent any therapeutic benefit to the patient.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

DISCLAIMER: This content is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment.

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