What is Anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction triggered by allergies to certain medications, foods, and bug bites. Symptoms of anaphylaxis include difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat; hives or rash; diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting; and cardiac symptoms including a drop in blood pressure, heart attack, or cardiac arrest.

Anaphylaxis requires emergency attention. Epinephrine pens like EpiPen, Twinject, or Auvi-Q are the most common at-home treatment. Other drugs used include corticosteroid and antihistamine injections.

Savings Tips for Anaphylaxis

  • You Thought Epipen Was Going To Get Cheaper? Think Again

    August 28, 2017

    Remember way back in 2016 when we were outraged by the rising cost of EpiPen? How kids and schools couldn’t afford a simple, life-saving treatment? How the company’s CEO was grilled by the government and reporters and they pledged to do something about it?

    Well, so much for public outrage. The cost of EpiPen has gone up yet again—by as much as 25%. No, we’re not kidding.

    The EpiPen outrage of 2016

    It’s been almost exactly year since news broke that EpiPen prices had increased by over 400% since 2007. See More

  • Big News: CVS Slashes Prices For EpiPen Alternative

    January 12, 2017

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the controversy regarding EpiPen pricing a few months back.

    Why people got very upset about EpiPen prices:

    EpiPen is a life-saving injector which provides immediate relief to severe allergic reactions. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work if you don’t have one handy, so parents often have to buy multiple pens to keep anywhere a child might be when they have a reaction. See More

  • Even EpiPen Alternatives Are Getting More Expensive

    October 05, 2016

    If you’ve been following the news on EpiPen, you already know that brand name EpiPen has seen massive price increases (over 400%) since 2007.

    Manufacturer Mylan will be offering a less expensive generic alternative to EpiPen in 2017. They currently have a manufacturer discount of up to $300 off the cash price of EpiPen as well. However, if you’re paying out of pocket, either could still leave you owing $300 each time you fill. See More

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Popular Anaphylaxis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Corticosteroids 20 See Prices
Antihistamines 9 See Prices
Antihistamines 9 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Anaphylaxis Drug Classes

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