Before you begin taking a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should take this medication.
Alcohol: Dronabinol can reduce a person's coordination, concentration, and ability to respond quickly. Alcohol can intensify these effects.
Dependence: Long term use of dronabinol may cause dependence. If you have a history of substance abuse, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Drowsiness/reduced alertness: You should not drive or engage in activities requiring unimpaired judgment and coordination while using this medication.
Smoking: You should not smoke marijuana while using dronabinol as it is possible to get too much THC in the body.
Pregnancy: The safety of dronabinol for use during pregnancy has not been established. This medication should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately. Men and women using this medication should also use a reliable method of birth control as long as they are on the medication and for 3 months afterwards.
Breast-feeding: This medication passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking dronabinol, it may affect your baby. Breast-feeding mothers should not use dronabinol.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children. This medication is not recommended for children.