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Where Can I Buy An Epinephrine Pen

For example, take the EpiPen (epinephrine), an injectable medication required by people who have severe, life-threatening allergies (anaphylaxis). Keeping this medication on hand is the only option as the allergic reaction can be quickly fatal.

where can i buy an epinephrine pen

Epinephrine (EpiPen, EpiPen Jr, Adrenaclick, Auvi-Q, Symjepi, or generic versions of the epinephrine autoinjector) is the first-line treatment for anaphylaxis. An autoinjector is a self-injectable device.

EpiPen, also known by its generic name as epinephrine, is a prescription-only brand name medication made by Viatris. EpiPen was initially approved in 1989, but its active ingredient, epinephrine was first synthesized in 1906.

Several epinephrine products come in an auto-injector pen that can be used by the patient, parent, teacher, school nurse, or any bystander. The injection is given in the thigh, and can even be given through clothing.

One brand name EpiPen or EpiPen Jr. package (which contains 2 auto-injectors) will cost roughly $650 to $700 if you are paying cash, although pharmacy coupons or manufacturers discounts may lower the price. It may be worthwhile to check with your insurance company before you get your prescription to find out which epinephrine product is covered.

Another option is a product known as Adrenaclick, which is an epinephrine auto-injector that is similar to EpiPen. Adrenaclick is expensive, running close to $500 per two-pack. However, Adrenaclick also has an authorized generic epinephrine auto-injector and it can be obtained from some pharmacies for about $110 for a two-pack.

Viatris is offering a savings card for the authorized generic epinephrine autoinjector for eligible patients with commercial health insurance. The card provides up to $25 off the out-of-pocket cost on the authorized generic and can be used for a total of three epinephrine Injection cartons (six total auto-injectors per calendar year).

Auvi-Q is a brand name epinephrine auto-injector with unique features such as voice instructions that help guide a user with step-by-step instructions through the epinephrine delivery process, a smaller size, and an automatic retractable needle system. This serves as a safety feature and retracts the needle back into the device within seconds.

Auvi-Q is available as 0.3 mg dose for patients greater than or equal to 30 kg (66 lbs). Two lower doses of Auvi-Q (0.1 mg and 0.15 mg) are also approved to deliver a dose of epinephrine appropriate for infants and small children.

In June, 2017 the FDA cleared Symjepi (epinephrine), a new, single-dose, prefilled syringe of epinephrine also used for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis. The product provides two, single dose syringes of epinephrine (not an auto-injector).

Always check your epinephrine injector at the counter when you pick it up from the pharmacy and make sure it has at least one year before expiring. If not, speak to your pharmacist about getting a different injector with a longer expiration date.

Most schools in the U.S. now either require or allow the school to have access to epinephrine for those who do not have their own supply. Keep a supply of epinephrine at home, work AND at school, and remember to refill your prescription before your epinephrine auto-injector has expired.

If you happen to be in Canada, buying an EpiPen from an established pharmacy will cost you around $100 to $150, and it is available without a prescription. Canada, like the U.S., does have strict laws overseeing the safety of prescription medications. However, bringing an epinephrine auto-injector over the border from Canada into the U.S. may be questioned and your medication may be confiscated by customs officials at the border. Plus many epinephrine products in the U.S. can now be found for roughly $110 or so.

Note: Prices may vary depending on the pharmacy you visit, insurance or manufacturer price adjustments. Look for online discount coupons or discount cards if paying cash out-of-pocket. Generic epinephrine is covered by most insurers, including Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance plans.

The average price of brand-name EpiPens is $690 at pharmacies. Still, the generic versions (commonly called epinephrine auto-injectors) cost about half. Epinephrine is an expensive drug used for the emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. It would be best if you kept your EpiPen with you.

While 98% of Medicare prescription drug plans cover the cost of epinephrine auto-injectors, most Medicare prescription drug plans have quantity limits to restrict the amount of this drug you can fill at one time. Even if you have already met your deductible, it can cost up to $164 for a single epinephrine auto-injector.

Auvi-Q is the first and only FDA-approved injection device for babies. It is about the size of a credit card with the thickness of a cell phone. It also has a retractable needle for people who do not want to see it. The administration of epinephrine only takes 2 seconds.

Teva's epinephrine auto-Injector is FDA-approved in 2 strengths. The 0.3 mg strength is equivalent to EpiPen for patients who weigh over 66 lbs (yellow label). The 0.15 mg strength is comparable to EpiPen Jr for patients who weigh 33-66 lbs (green label). The Teva generic version of EpiPen takes 3 seconds to administer.

Many EpiPen manufacturers offer coupon programs to help reduce the cost of epinephrine prescriptions. When you need more doses, you present the coupon to the pharmacist with a valid prescription to save. These programs have rules and restrictions, so be sure to review carefully.

Before purchasing epinephrine auto-injectors, it is worth looking around for valid coupons or rebate programs to help lower the cost. Some offers may be printed right from a website; others require registration or completing a questionnaire.

If you have a prescription for an EpiPen, you should fill it as soon as possible in case of an emergency. Check the prices for brand names and generic alternatives to find the best place to purchase them. Below we answer some additional questions about the cost of epinephrine.

State law allows physicians to prescribe epinephrine auto-injectors to businesses and the general public after completion of proper training and certification. The epinephrine certification card issued by the EMSA allows an individual (lay-person or off-duty EMS personnel,) to obtain a prescription for and administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a person experiencing anaphylaxis, with civil liability protection.

*These savings offers are not valid for patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state funded healthcare program or where prohibited by law. Mylan Specialty L.P., a Viatris Company reserves the right to amend or end these programs at any time without notice.

EPIPEN (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg and EPIPEN JR (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors are intended for immediate administration as emergency supportive therapy only and are not intended as a substitute for immediate medical or hospital care. In conjunction with the administration of epinephrine, the patient should seek immediate medical or hospital care. More than two sequential doses of epinephrine should only be administered under direct medical supervision.

Rare cases of serious skin and soft tissue infections have been reported following epinephrine injection. Advise patients to seek medical care if they develop symptoms of infection such as persistent redness, warmth, swelling, or tenderness at the injection site.

Patients with certain medical conditions or who take certain medications for allergies, depression, thyroid disorders, diabetes, and hypertension, may be at greater risk for adverse reactions. Common adverse reactions to epinephrine include anxiety, apprehensiveness, restlessness, tremor, weakness, dizziness, sweating, palpitations, pallor, nausea and vomiting, headache, and/or respiratory difficulties.

Use EPIPEN (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg or EPIPEN JR (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors right away when you have an allergic emergency (anaphylaxis). Get emergency medical help right away. You may need further medical attention. Only a healthcare professional should give additional doses of epinephrine if you need more than two injections for a single anaphylactic episode. EPIPEN or EPIPEN JR should only be injected into the middle of your outer thigh (upper leg), through clothing if necessary. Do not inject into your veins, buttocks, fingers, toes, hands or feet. Hold the leg of young children firmly in place before and during injection to prevent injuries. In case of accidental injection, please seek immediate medical treatment. 041b061a72

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