How Much Does an Epipen Cost?

An Epipen is a device that is used to treat acute allergic reactions such as those caused by food, drugs, and insect bites.  If you suffer from severe allergies, a negative reaction is always something you may constantly worry about.  This is especially true if you are a parent of a child with severe allergies.  If you or your child has allergic reactions, it would be best if you keep an epinephrine autoinjector or Epipen handy.  It helps tighten blood vessels and open up the lung’s airways so that the affected person can breathe normally.

The Epipen comes with a spring-loaded needle that releases the medication through an intramuscular or subcutaneous injection.  In addition to carrying an epipen, you should also make sure you inform the people around you that you have it, where it is, and how to use it.  If you are alone, you should carry a card in your purse or wallet listing your allergies;  this way, if something happens while you are out, the paramedics will have a better idea of what is wrong.

EpiPen Auto Injector by gregfriese, on Flickr
EpiPen Auto Injector” (CC BY 2.0) by  gregfriese

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Average Reported Cost: $515.14

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  1. Kroger (ROANOKE,  Virginia) paid $780 and said:

    Your information must be OLD, a 2pack at Kroger is 780.00!!!
    Guess I’ll just die if stung – that’s outrageous!

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. Summer (Albany,  New York) paid $351 and said:

    My brother has a horrible allergy but has never needed to use a epi pen. At CVS we had a 100 copay and was still very expenive. In 2015 the cost was 100 dollars less at CVS. Did we get roped of or did the price go up?

    Was it worth it? No

  3. MB (Zion,  Illinois) paid $ and said:

    Just went to pick up a prescription for a two pack yesterday at CVS when he said $600, I said no thanks! He told me my insurance covered $100 of the cost it was $700. And that I could go print a coupon off the internet and get another $100 off. Still walked out with no prescription. Decided on Benadryl for now. I camnot make myself pay $500 or $600 for something that will be thrown away and not used. We have bought these for 15 years and never used one, (luckily). I just wonder how many more people are gonna just go without. We can’t afford that. I checked around and the cheapest I could find was $585 at Meijer.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  4. Claire Alexander (New Orleans,  Louisiana) paid $600.00 and said:

    I have a severe allergy to any wheat product. My doctor gave me a prescription for the epi-pen. It was 600.00 at the Wal-mart on Behrman Highway. I couldn’t afford it and I really needed it. I ended up in the emergency room of Ochsner hospital. They saved my life and I am very grateful. Unfortunately, I now owe thousands of dollars in medical bills. I am afraid to eat in restaurants. I will eat nothing unless I read the label first. I am very, very careful of everything I eat. Oh, that epi-pen? I still don’t have it because I don’t have the money to buy it.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  5. Wineinger (Suffolk,  Virginia) paid $685 and said:

    they keep jacking up the price. this HAS TO BE ILLEGAL ! !

    Was it worth it? Yes

  6. Matty (Bloomington,  Illinois) paid $690 and said:

    Cash cost at Walmart in Normal, Illinois on Greenbriar was $690.31. These low costs they are reporting must be online prices, or yes, old prices. Yes it was worth it. Living is always worth it, yet that’s a mortgage payment!

    Was it worth it? Yes

  7. gerry (chicago,  Illinois) paid $500.00 and said:

    Good thing the corrupt greedy CEO of Mylan, the daughter of Democrat Senator of WVA Joe Manchin crooked dad wasn’t a Republican or she would be out of a job.
    Why deosn’t the Crooked Crime Family, the Arkansas mafia, the Clinton Foundation donate EpiPens to Charity, oh that’s right, Clinton’s only take millions in bribes, they don’t hand it out.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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