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Scientific Name: Dronabinol
Brand Name: Marinol, Sativex, Syndros
Company Owner: Svc pharma lp, Abbott products inc, Roxane Laboratories,Inc.
Mechanism Of Action Dronabinol is a synthetic form of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ⁹-THC) , the primary psychoactive component of cannabis (marijuana) . THC demonstrates its effects through weak partial agonist activity at Cannabinoid-1 (CB1R) and Cannabinoid-2 (CB2R) receptors, which results in the well-known effects of smoking cannabis such as increased appetite, reduced pain, and changes in emotional and cognitive processes.
Description of the Drug: Dronabinol is a synthetic delta-9-THC used in the treatment of anorexia and weight loss in HIV patients as well as nausea and vomiting in cancer chemotherapy.
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Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00470