These include MarinolÂ®, megestrol acetate (MegaceÂ®) and dexamethasone. MarinolÂ®: MarinolÂ® is part of a class of drugs called cannabinoids.. MarinolÂ® is known to be an appetite stimulant. Also, MarinolÂ® is thought to directly block a receptor that is involved in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Tips for getting the calories and nutrients you need during cancer treatment.. If cancer treatment leaves you without an appetite, try these tips to get the calories
Note:These drugs are not usually prescribed for temporary or short-term appetite problems. Megestrol acetate (MegaceÂ®) comes in a pill and liquid form. Metoclopramide (ReglanÂ®) comes in tablets (pill) and in liquid form. Dronabinol (MarinolÂ®) comes in a capsule (pill) form.