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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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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Too expensive
Amount: $181.90
Posted by: Methuselah in Riverhead, NY.Posted: March 21st, 2016 08:03AM
Dosage: 3.3 THC 6.6CBDCondition Treated: Neuropathy
I'm just a cripple little old lady , In a lot of pain as I was told my spine is deteriorating I had great hopes that medical marijuana would ease my pain
My first trip to the dispensary was last Friday. they did not have the prescription that the doctor had ordered for me,after talking to the doctor they gave me a substitute
Before going to the dispensary for the first time I asked my doctor approximately what the cost would be and he said $70 or so
As I am a widow on social security disability that sounded like something I could do once a month.
As they did not have the right product prescribed by the doctor they gave me one weeks worth until they got what Dr. had originally ordered
The cost of $181.90for a one-week supply means about $720 a month Plus $100 a month for the visit to the doctor,
After the three days of use as prescribed there is virtually no effect whatsoever in the amount of the pain that I am in is there any help for me thank you
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Help for paying Marinol script - 5mg 4x daily
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Elissa Slick in Spring Grove, PA.Posted: February 8th, 2016 01:02PM
Dosage: 5 mgCondition Treated: fibromyalga, migranes
My deductible is $3600.00 a year. Marinol is $700+ for 60 caplets. That lasts 15 days. Then, it's another $700+ for another 15 days of relief from pain. I can no longer work and we are living paycheck to paycheck on my husbands income as a local truck driver. I really need help.
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Amount: $139.98
Posted by: BeemerzBee in Piqua, OH.Posted: February 5th, 2016 11:02AM
Dosage: 2.5mgCondition Treated: Gastroparesis, chronic nausea
My doctor at the Cleveland Clinic tried to get my prescription approved through Medicare and Medicaid but they refuse to pay for it. I live in Ohio, so medical marijuana is not legal. It helps (I have little to no relief from my nausea and pain) and it's unfair to deny coverage.
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But at Walgreens, store #10668
Amount: $1,335.09
Posted by: a user in Arcadia, FL.Posted: May 14th, 2015 02:05PM
Dosage: 10 mgCondition Treated: chemo, cancer
I need help to get some of my money back.
I was sold this as Dronabinol.
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Amount: $720.00
Posted by: GJDuree in Leavenworth, KS.Posted: March 13th, 2013 05:03AM
Dosage: ?Condition Treated: Appitite
My mother is 87 and had no appitite after surgery. She was given Marinol that Medicare covered until she moved to an assisted living facility. She cannot afford the over $700 a month for Marinol. As soon as she quit taking it she lost her appitite. She weighs 112 pounds. All her resources goes the her housing of $4100 a month. I am looking for somewhere to get Marinol that is less expensive.
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