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How Much Does Marinol Cost?

average costWith Health Insurance: $10-$30 Copayhigh costWithout Health Insurance: $200-$800
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Marinol[1] is an FDA-approved synthetic form of marijuana that can be legally prescribed to patients with nausea, vomiting and weight-loss issues. The generic name for Marinol is Dronabinol.

Typical costs:

  • Marinol is typically prescribed by a patient's primary care physician, often to patients who are suffering from weight loss as a result of chemotherapy. HIV/AIDS patients commonly receive the prescription as well. Marinol is commonly covered by health insurance and filling the prescription will usually cost $10-$30, depending on a patient's copay, as dictated by their insurance.
  • A Marinol prescription for patients without medical insurance costs $200-$800, depending on dosage. Good RX[2] provides average prices for a prescription to be filled at major national pharmacies, as well as potential coupons to use.
  • Per pill, without insurance, Marinol costs on average $1.81, according to a study[3] .
Related articles: Medical Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Card, Chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS Treatment

What should be included:
  • A prescription should include a 30-day supply of Marinol tablets. The most common prescription is 5mg tablets, taken twice per day.
Additional costs:
  • An office visit with a prescribing physician is necessary to obtain Marinol. Typically a patient's copay will cover the cost of the visit for $10-$30.
Shopping for marinol:
  •, a nonprofit that examines controversial issues, compared the price of Marinol with the price of medical marijuana[4] , finding medical marijuana to be more cost effective.
  • Marinol, like medical marijuana, has psychoactive properties. It can cause mood changes, hallucinations and delusions, according to WebMD[5] .
  •[6] , a marijuana advocacy group, compares medical marijuana with Marinol as a treatment option.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
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