How Long Does Marinol Stay in Your System?

Detection Timetable Depends on Many Variables

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How long marinol is detectable in the body depends on many variables, including which kind drug test is being used. Marinol (dronabinol) - also known as synthetic Tetra-hydrocannabinol (Marijuana) - can be detected for a shorter time with some tests, but can be "visible" for up to three months in other tests.

The timetable for detecting marinol in the system is also dependent upon each individual's metabolism, body mass, age, hydration level, physical activity, health conditions and other factors, making it almost impossible to determine an exact time marinol will show up on a drug test.

Other factors that could influence the amount of time Marinol can be detected include how long a person has been taking the medication, how frequently, and how much of it.

The following is an estimated range of times, or detection windows, during which marinol can be detected by various testing methods:

How Long Does Marinol Stay in the Urine?

Marinol can be detected in the urine for 2 days - 11 weeks.

How Long Can Marinol Be Detected in Blood?

A blood test can detect Marinol for up to 2 days.

How Long Can a Saliva Test Detect Marinol?

A saliva test can detect Marinol for up to 1-10 days

How Long Can a Hair Test Detect Marinol?

Marinol, like like many other drugs, can be detected with a hair follicle drug test for up to 90 days.

Avoiding an Overdose of Marinol

Marinol is in a class of medications called cannabinoids. It works by affecting the area of the brain that controls nausea, vomiting, and appetite.

It is used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.

Marinol is also prescribed to treat loss of appetite and weight loss in people who have AIDS.

Marinol should be taken only as directed. To avoid possible unpleasant side-effects and possible overdose do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer period of time than prescribed by your healthcare provider.

Some symptoms of a Marinol overdose include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Inappropriate happiness
  • Sharper senses than usual
  • Changed awareness of time
  • Red eyes
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Memory problems
  • Feeling that you are outside of your body
  • Mood changes
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Constipation
  • Decreased coordination
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Difficulty speaking clearly
  • Dizziness or fainting when standing up too fast

If someone overdoses on Marinol call the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 or emergency services at 9-1-1.


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