If you have been prescribed epinephrine, FARE recommends that you carry two epinephrine auto-injectors with you at all times to make sure you have quick access to this life-saving medication. It’s also important to replace any expired auto-injectors right away so that you always have an up-to-date device.
We know prescription costs can add up, so we encourage individuals and families who are managing food allergies to take advantage of the following options to help make this medication more affordable.
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- Mylan Specialty’s “$0 Co-Pay Card” for EpiPen® Auto-Injector
With the $0 co-pay card, you could be eligible to save on up to three EpiPen 2-Pak® or EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons (with a maximum benefit of up to $100 per EpiPen 2-Pak) every time you fill your prescription, now through December 31, 2016.
- Lineage Therapeutics’ “$0 Co-Pay Offer” for Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector
Lineage Therapeutics offers an approved generic for Adrenaclick®. Commercially insured patients will receive their epinephrine auto-injector at $0 cost. Cash paying patients will receive up to $300 off their out-of-pocket cost (offer is valid for a maximum savings of $100 per pack, limit of 3 packs).
Please note that as of 2016, this auto-injector has a new design for its carton and carrying case. The new design is colored in orange (0.15 mg) and yellow (0.3 mg).
- Patient Assistance Programs
Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. These programs have eligibility requirements, such as income limits, and usually require that the applicant have no prescription insurance.
For more information, visit RxAssist and search for the drug name “epinephrine” or the company name.
Please note: As of October 2015, Sanofi US has recalled all Auvi‑Q® epinephrine auto-injectors nationwide due to potential inaccurate dosage delivery. Learn more about this recall at www.auvi-q.com.
Be advised that the different auto-injectors on the market operate in different ways, so it is important to discuss your options with a health care professional and be properly trained to use the device prescribed to you/your family member. You can find tips for getting the auto-injector you want, links to important information about each product, and training videos on how to use them on the epinephrine auto-injector page of our website. Please note that these offers are not valid for prescriptions covered by or submitted for reimbursement under Medicaid, Medicare, or similar federal or state programs.