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  • Rhodes Pharmace
  • Major Pharmaceu
  • Lannett Co. Inc
  • Camber Pharmace
  • Avkare
  • Ascend Laborato
  • Akorn Inc.
  • AHP

What is Dronabinol

Dronabinol is used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy. It is usually used when other drugs to control nausea and vomiting have not been successful. Dronabinol is also used to treat loss of appetite and weight loss in patients with HIV infection. Dronabinol (also called THC) is a man-made form of the active natural substance in marijuana (cannabis). NOTE: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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*Origin of the terms and chart data used within this page: https://data.cms.gov/

Common Questions About Dronabinol

Yes, Dronabinol is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Dronabinol was $3.05.

The average dose of Dronabinol received per year is 5,538,378 units

37,382 Medicare beneficiaries received Dronabinol in 2021, which was a -0.06% from 2020

There were 113,291 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.11% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $181.41

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Dronabinol was $549.79

The most expensive manufacturer of Dronabinol is Lannett Co. Inc

AHP is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $2.38

Akorn Inc. received $8,390,873.60

The total amount spent on Dronabinol by Medicare is $20,552,137.04

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