What it does: Helps stimulate the appetite of HIV patients
Traditional dosage: Varies, but usually starts with one 2.5-mg capsule taken twice daily, before lunch and dinner. Also available in 5-mg or 10-mg capsules. Take the capsules whole; do not crush or chew
Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations: Can interact dangerously with alcohol, Valium, Librium, Seconal, Xanax, or Nembutal. Do not smoke marijuana, as this can cause an overdose. Can become habit-forming.
Side effects: Most serious: amnesia, confusion, delusions, mood changes, feelings of unreality, hallucinations, depression, nervousness, anxiety, and rapid heartbeat Other: clumsiness or unsteadiness, dizziness, drowsiness, euphoria, trouble thinking, nausea, vomiting