Marinol) My insurance company has denied it both at pre-auth and appeal stages. The manufacturer says it is intended for lack of appetite from AIDS or chemotherapy, neither of which I have, yet I have the same lack of appetite as they get. I have one more appeal chance, this time with an independent arbitrator. Has anyone heard of this drug being used for lack of appetite but written off-label for the causal reasons for the lack of appetite. Please help me. I don't know where else to turn.
I haven't heard of the use of Dronabinol you ask about. I can tell you that it's marijuana and that may be why you can't get it approved. The trick here is to find a medication that has a reasonable use for you with the side effect of increasing your hunger. I'm not sure if these will help, but here goes: these are alternatives for anorexia:
These are generic drugs for anorexia:
These are drugs for chemo-induced nausea and vomiting:
Your Dr. may have better ideas than these. I am hoping for a successful answer for you.
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