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Do cannabinoids impact antiretroviral therapy-related nausea?

Cannabinoids, such as dronabinol as well as non-pharmaceutical preparations, are commonly used by HIV and AIDS patients in an attempt to counter nausea caused by antiretroviral therapy. A single study among 88 individuals used a visual analogue scale to measure changes in nausea and found that nausea was reduced by 22% among those randomly assigned to dronabinol (2.5mg TID), compared to 7% in those assigned a placebo (p<0.05).